Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweeted that US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was participating in “embarrassing Covid theater” by wearing a mask and face shield on his trip to the Philippines, where masks and face shields are government mandated. Meanwhile, Louisiana is among the states with the worst vaccination rates and is seeing a surge in new coronavirus cases. CNN’s Miguel Marquez visited a hospital in the Bayou State and spoke with patients who explained why they hadn’t received the vaccine.

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