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The Delta Variant Thrives in a State of Political and Public Health Discord

ST. LOUIS — The day after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson finished his bicentennial bus tour to drum up tourism to the state in mid-July, Chicago issued a travel advisory warning about visiting Missouri. Earlier this summer, as covid-19 case counts began to tick up when the highly transmissible delta variant took hold in the state,… Read More »

Journalists Tackle Delta Variant, Hospital Prices and Public Health Spending

Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber discussed the covid-19 delta variant on NPR’s “The 1A” on July 2. Senior correspondent Julie Appleby discussed hospital price transparency on WGN’s “NewsNation Now” on July 2. California Healthline correspondent Angela Hart discussed Gov. Gavin Newsom’s complicated relationship with California’s underfunded public health system on “The San Francisco Experience” podcast on… Read More »

Fauci declares delta variant ‘greatest threat’ to the nation’s efforts to eliminate Covid

White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday the highly contagious delta variant is the “greatest threat” to the nation’s attempt to eliminate Covid-19. Delta, first identified in India, now makes up about 20% of all new cases in the United States, up from 10% about two weeks ago, Fauci said during a… Read More »

Biden says delta Covid variant is ‘particularly dangerous’ for young people

President Joe Biden speaks about reaching 300 million COVID-19 vaccination shots, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Friday, June 18, 2021, in Washington. Evan Vucci | AP President Joe Biden on Friday doubled down on his administration’s plea to Americans to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as quickly as possible, warning the highly… Read More »

Covid variant first found in the U.K. appears to be 64% more deadly than earlier strains, study finds

A patient is taken to an ambulance outside the Royal London Hospital in London during England’s third national lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. Picture date: Wednesday February 17, 2021. Ian West | PA Images | Getty Images The highly contagious coronavirus variant first identified in the U.K. is associated with a 64% higher… Read More »