“I’m admitting young healthy people to the hospital with very serious COVID infections,” wrote Cobia, a hospitalist at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, in an emotional Facebook post Sunday. “One of the last things they do before they’re intubated is beg me for the vaccine. I hold their hand and tell them that I’m sorry, but it’s too late.”

+ The Atlantic: My Community Refuses to Get Vaccinated. Now Delta Is Here.

+ “An internet-savvy entrepreneur who employs dozens, Dr. Mercola has published over 600 articles on Facebook that cast doubt on Covid-19 vaccines since the pandemic began, reaching a far larger audience than other vaccine skeptics … The activity has earned Dr. Mercola, a natural health proponent with an Everyman demeanor, the dubious distinction of the top spot in the ‘Disinformation Dozen,’ a list of 12 people responsible for sharing 65 percent of all anti-vaccine messaging on social media.” NYT (gift article): The Most Influential Spreader of Coronavirus Misinformation Online. (When does misinformation become murder?)

+ Conservative Radio Host Skeptical of Vaccines Hospitalized With COVID: “He’s Regretful.” (We’ve seen countless stories, from Chris Christie to this guy, of people who believe in the threat only when they experience the illness. America is long on vaccines but short on empathy.)

+ “I got 99 problems but a vax ain’t one.” California man who mocked COVID-19 vaccine dies of virus.

+ France passes law that makes a coronavirus health pass required for dining and travel.

+ Don’t want government mandates? Then private business should pick up the slack. SF bars and restaurants begin checking for vaccination proof at the door.