US virus cases nearly triple in 2 weeks amid misinformation

FILE - In this June 13, 2021, file photo, a Silver Dollar City employee takes the temperature of guests before they are allowed to enter the park just west of Branson, Mo. Across the U.S., the seven-day rolling average for daily new cases in the U.S. rose over the past two weeks on Tuesday, July 21. (Nathan Papes/The Springfield News-Leader via AP)

MISSION, Kan. — COVID-19 cases nearly tripled in the U.S. over two weeks amid an onslaught of vaccine misinformation that is straining hospitals, exhausting doctors and pushing clergy into the fray.