https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/06/23/statement-following-cdc-acip-meeting-nations-leading-doctors-nurses-public-health-leaders-benefits-vaccination.html ► How bad is the Delta variant? And should you get your teen son vaccinated? Dr. Jason Bowling addresses the latest questions about COVID-19 and recent reports on myocarditis as a potential vaccine side effect. Sneak preview: we actually see more – and worse – heart inflammation when kids are infected with the disease.
00:00 – How prevalent has the Delta variant become in San Antonio?
00:44 – What is involved in isolating variants?
01:25 – How much worse is the Delta variant from other COVID-19 strains?
02:01 – What part of the population are we seeing hospitalized for COVID-19 now in early summer 2021?
02:41 – How protective are the authorized vaccines against the Delta variant?
03:01 – Can you get the Delta variant even if vaccinated?
04:27 – Is one shot of Pfizer or Moderna enough to protect me from Delta?
05:10 – When do we think a vaccine might be authorized for the under 12 age group?
05:43 – What would you tell your family to explain how much more serious this is than a cold or the flu?
06:21 – How protected are you from the Delta variant if you have had COVID-19 but not been vaccinated?
07:16 – How many other variants are out there, and what makes the Delta variant so concerning?
08:10 – If we’ve already been vaccinated, what else can we do to protect others?
08:54 – What are myocarditis and pericarditis?
09:22 – Some people have not gotten their children the second shot because they are concerned about myocarditis/pericarditis. How concerned should we be about heart problems related to the vaccine in young people?
11:00 – People have not been as worried about children being affected by COVID-19. Why is that not a good idea, especially with the Delta variant?
12:03 – Which is more common and serious: side effects of the vaccine or the impact of COVID-19?
12:39 – It has been such a relief to take off our masks and socialize again. But are there some precautions we should still observe?