“Two weeks ago, only two or three children a day would come into Dr. Nick Hysmith’s hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, with Covid-19, usually ones who were admitted for other reasons, like broken bones. This week, he is seeing as many as 28 children under 18 a day, some of them landing in the intensive care unit.” Child Covid-19 hospitalizations soar.

+ Ron Brownstein on why the red state/blue city conflict is peaking over masks. (It’s all a sign of how craven some our leaders have become. They’re willing to put our kids at risk to throw a little more raw meat to their misled followers.)

+ On a positive note, Delta is having some success changing minds. As Covid-19 hospitalizations increase, a greater number of Americans are deciding to get vaccinated.