These two states are just a few of many that face rising cases due to the delta variant. Psaki said, "I think that the fundamental question we have to ask is, 'What are we doing here?
Biden was scheduled to speak Tuesday on the U.S. strategy for slowing the spread of coronavirus abroad. He noted that "we are all in this together."
The White House had earlier announced that the U.S. had shipped more then 110 million COVID-19 vaccines overseas to more than 60 countries.
Biden promised that the United States would be an "arsenal" of vaccines for the world. The U.S. has sent the most vaccines overseas of any country. Notable, but the 110 million vaccines that were donated through COVAX are only a fraction of the global need.
According to the White House, the U.S. will start shipping half a million doses of Pfizer vaccine that it pledged to 100 low-income countries by August 31st.
Louisiana's COVID-19 hospitalizations are at an all-time high.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, 2,112 people who are not vaccinated are currently in hospitals with coronavirus illness.
After holiday gatherings, the state's last peak in COVID-19 patients was 2,069 in January. The highly contagious delta virus of the virus is causing record-breaking hospitalizations at an even faster rate.
Officials from the Health Ministry claim that the increase in COVID-19 patients is threatening the hospital's ability to treat heart attacks and injuries caused by car accidents, as well as other conditions.
According to the Louisiana Department of Health, 89% of COVID-19 patients aren't currently vaccinated.