“Delta drives an even wider wedge between vaccinated and unvaccinated people. They have already been living in separate worlds, facing vastly different risks of illness and death; now, their risk levels will diverge further. People who’ve been fully vaccinated can, by and large, feel confident in the immunity that they’ve received. But those who remain susceptible should understand that, for them, this is probably the most dangerous moment of the pandemic.” Dhruv Khullar in The New Yorker: The Delta Variant Is a Grave Danger to the Unvaccinated.

+ Fauci warns dangerous Delta variant is the greatest threat To U.S. COVID efforts.

+ “‘If people elsewhere in the country are looking to us and saying, ‘No thanks’ and they are getting vaccinated, that is good,’ said Erik Frederick, chief administrative officer at Mercy Hospital Springfield, which has been inundated with COVID-19 patients as the variant first identified in India rips through the largely non-immunized community. ‘We will be the canary.'” Unvaccinated Missourians fuel COVID. (In this case, Missouri doesn’t love company.)

+ While Americans shun the vaccine, people around the world are literally dying for it. Global herd immunity remains out of reach because of inequitable vaccine distribution – 99% of people in poor countries are unvaccinated. Supply is not the main reason … distribution is.