Concerns are mounting over the Delta variant as the U.S. prepares for July 4 celebrations. Experts are particularly worried about areas with low vaccination rates, and as Janet Shamlian reports, many of those are in the South. Then, Dr. Amesh Adalja, infectious disease expert and senior scholar at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, joins CBSN to discuss the latest.

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29 thoughts on “Delta coronavirus variant fuels spikes ahead of July 4 weekend”
  1. The new virus will arrive during the midterm elections to stop the republicans from winning. Then it will go away after the republicans lose. Then the virus will arrive again in 2024 to stop trump from winning again.

  2. And when more Covid-19 variants are coming out and vaccines do not deter these pandemic the hype of vaccines use are still being promoted.

    "The population needs more medicines to cure than vaccines to prevent."

  3. U need to just say it !!!! Those persons need to get the shot so that they don't die from it. And if they still don't get the shop then when they fo get sick done treat then

  4. 5:13 That is true: the US is in a good position in Vaccination. 💖👍💖

    It is a great achievement that old and vulnerable people are fully vaccinated. 💉💖💉

    Though, we can still do better and lower the number of cases and deaths by continuing our efforts in vaccination.

    We hope everyone gets vaccinated as soon as possible. 💉👍💉

  5. I guess all the free fries,beer,concert tickets, beer, donuts and God knows what else didn't work so now it's "operation scare tactic". They've amped up the more deadly variant propaganda to scare folks into drinking the Kool aid.

  6. It's a Covid-19 world in the winter, When the snow comes to cover the ground It's time for play, it's a Ventilator day I wait for it the whole year 'round. Those are Covid-19 germs being nasty In the arms of the a motherless child. And the virus is red, like a Fauci head It's spreading the winter breeze. Oh, the world is your own little virus, see how it grows That's how it goes, whenever snot just blows. The world is your spreading virus Get out and get it spreading along, it will knocj you down worse than King Kong.
    Oh, it's a Covid-19 world made for suckers, Take a walk with your favorite girl It's a COVID date, what if spring is late n winter it's a Covid-19 world. It's a Covid-19 world in the winter When the snot comes to cover your face It's time for play, it's a Ventilator day Oh, the world is your Coronavirus see how it grows That's how it goes, whenever Dr Fauci Comes to town, The world is your new ventilator just for a song, Get out and spread the virus along.

  7. "Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." — Joshua 1:9 KJV

  8. The delta variant has the same case fatality rate as all the others variants. Infections doesn’t equal deaths or even hospitalizations. If you’re fully vaccinated, it doesn’t matter covid is over.

  9. I am writing this comment from the perspective of a concerned citizen who has successfully managed her health throughout adulthood without the aid of vaccines. I might add that I survived virtually every contagious childhood disease, such as measles, mumps, rubella, etc., and have gained stronger and longer lasting immunity than a person can acquire with a vaccination. As a healthy and fit 69-year-old woman, I aim to stay that way.

    It is clear from the many scientifically sound studies, whose results have been published in natural medicine journals, that it is possible to treat most viral diseases with safe and effective natural alternatives if treatment commences in the early stages. To deliberately attempt to deny access to this information in order to subject a greater number of people to an experimental vaccine is a violation of the principle of informed consent, which states that people must know about all options before undergoing a treatment or procedure. It is also a violation of the principle of patient autonomy, which articulates the right of patients to refuse treatment and to refuse participation in any experiment.

    Unfortunately, there have been many documented attempts to sllence doctors, nurses, researchers, and concerned citizens who are informing the public about the many available options. The exception to informed consent, known as "implied informed consent," that would apply in an emergency situation involving, for example, an unconscious person without the capacity to give consent is not relevant in the current scenario.

    It is rapidly becoming apparent that the COVID vaccines confer risk for all people, and a much higher risk of harm for certain populations, yet in many cases these persons are not made aware by the clinics administering the injections. The result is unnecessary injury or death. I believe that, at this point, the matter has escalated from a breach of medical ethics to a crime. For that reason, in support of the citizen petition filed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Meryl Nass, M.D., on behalf of Children's Health Defense, I ask that the government not mandate or license COVID vaccines.

  10. By fearing and listening to govt instead of God who says Hes the God that heals you And the He wont put any of the dieases of egypt( the world) on you him or dont expect protection from him

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