This rapid rise is troubling. We know that the Delta variant has increased transmissibility and it is currently surging in pockets of the country with low vaccination rates. — US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky
This rapid rise is troubling. We know that the Delta variant has increased transmissibility and it is currently surging in pockets of the country with low vaccination rates. — US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky
White House doubles down on Covid-19 strategy as pressure from Delta variant rises
The administration remains concerned about the spread of the Delta variant in parts of the United States with low vaccination rates but is not at this point concerned about the variant sinking the country back into the darker days of the pandemic. White House officials are closely tracking the spread of the variant and studies about the vaccines' continued effectiveness. And officials say the variant has reinvigorated their commitment to drive up vaccination rates where they remain low.

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky said Thursday that while she "expected" the Delta variant would become the dominant strain, "this rapid rise is troubling."

"We know that the Delta variant has increased transmissibility and it is currently surging in pockets of the country with low vaccination rates," Walensky said.


Still, the administration's bottom line remains the same: If you're vaccinated, you're protected, and if you're not, you remain at risk. This week, the White House announced it would build on its existing strategies and conduct more targeted outreach to Americans, provide more vaccines to primary care doctors and pediatricians, expand mobile clinic efforts and set up vaccination clinics at workplaces.
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