Vaccine effort turns into slog as infectious variant spreads

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FILE - In this May 12, 2021, file photo, one man holds the door for another as they arrive at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Auburn Mall in Auburn, Maine. As cases fall and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other inducements failing to persuade some Americans to get vaccinated. Maine and other states are convening focus groups to better understand who is declining to get vaccinated, why, and how they could be persuaded that vaccinating is the right choice. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

By MICHELLE R. SMITH, the Associated Press

As case numbers decline and states reopen, the potential final stage in the U.S. campaign to vanquish COVID-19 is turning into a slog, with a worrisome variant gaining a bigger foothold and lotteries and other prizes failing to persuade many Americans to get vaccinated. State health officials say the slowdown in vaccinations was not unexpected but still concerning, particularly as the highly transmissible and potentially more severe delta variant of coronavirus spreads through the U.S.