We really need Republican leaders to step up and give the message that getting vaccinated is important, because otherwise, short of vaccine mandates, people are not going to overcome their resistance. — Apoorva Mandavilli, The New York Times Health and Science Reporter
We really need Republican leaders to step up and give the message that getting vaccinated is important, because otherwise, short of vaccine mandates, people are not going to overcome their resistance. — Apoorva Mandavilli, The New York Times Health and Science Reporter
Delta Variant Widens Gulf Between ‘Two Americas’: Vaccinated and Unvaccinated
Data from overseas, particularly Britain, suggest the spread of the virus will set vaccinated and unvaccinated communities on very different paths.

Even as many Americans celebrate the apparent waning of the pandemic, the thrum of concern over the so-called Delta variant grows steadily louder.

The variant, the most contagious version yet of the coronavirus, accounts for more than half of new infections in the United States, federal health officials reported this month. The spread of the variant has prompted a vigorous new vaccination push from the Biden administration, and federal officials are planning to send medical teams to communities facing outbreaks that now seem inevitable.


Infections, hospitalizations and deaths are rising swiftly in some states with low vaccination rates like Arkansas, Missouri, Texas and Nevada, and are beginning to show small upticks in all of the others. The curves have also begun shifting upward in New York City, and the percentage of positive tests in the city has doubled in the past few weeks to just over 1 percent.
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