Indiana Zip Codes Begin to Reach Herd Immunity as American Rescue Plan Tour Begins Across Indiana


Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: “Southwest Allen County’s 46814 has 77.5% fully vaccinated” 

INDems’ American Rescue Plan Tour begins in Fort Wayne this evening at the Allen County Courthouse

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated the continued progress President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) is bringing to Indiana as it is poised to put COVID-19 in the rearview mirror. A new report in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette revealed southwest Allen County is beginning to achieve levels of herd immunity that’s needed to help stop COVID-19 in its tracks – and it’s all thanks to vaccination efforts that are paid for by the American Rescue Plan. This great news arrived just as Indiana Democrats – led by Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, Indiana House Minority Leader Phil GiaQuinta, and former U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly – are set to launch its American Rescue Plan Tour at the Allen County Courthouse in Fort Wayne this evening. 

It’s simple: the American Rescue Plan is helping create a better future for Indiana and its families, and not a single Indiana Republican voted for the law. Thanks to ARP, about 91-percent of Hoosiers received a $1,400 stimulus check, Indiana and its communities received $5.8 billion in relief, about $250 million is being used to expand broadband internet access, and not a single Indiana Republican voted for the law. The Rescue Plan delivered about $2 billion to Indiana’s schools, and not a single Indiana Republican voted for the law. And according to a recent study, food shortages in households dropped by 42-percent while anxiety and depression dropped in homes by about 20-percent because of the American Rescue Plan, and *not a single Indiana Republican voted for the law*

Check out some news stories below showing how President Joe Biden and the Indiana Democratic Party’s American Rescue Plan is building better opportunities for Hoosier families: 

Fort Wayne Journal Gazette: Local ZIP code tops ‘herd’ mark

One ZIP code in Allen County has surpassed the 70% mark for full vaccination often cited as herd immunity, and two others are close behind, according to Indiana State Department of Health statistics. […]

That has already happened in far southwestern Allen County’s 46814 ZIP code. It has the highest percentage of fully vaccinated residents – 77.5% of ages 12 and older.

ZIP code 46845, which is west of Leo-Cedarville, has 67.3% of those eligible fully vaccinated, while 46748, west and north of Huntertown, has 65.9%. […]

New York Times: Stimulus Checks Substantially Reduced Hardship, Study Shows

A new analysis of Census Bureau surveys argues that the two latest rounds of aid significantly improved Americans’ ability to buy food and pay household bills and reduced anxiety and depression, with the largest benefits going to the poorest households and those with children. The analysis offers the fullest look at hardship reduction under the stimulus aid. [..]

Among households with children, reports of food shortages fell 42 percent from January through April. A broader gauge of financial instability fell 43 percent. Among all households, frequent anxiety and depression fell by more than 20 percent. 


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