How the Delta variant achieves its ultrafast spread, and the fault lines that divide the vaccinated and the unvaccinated. Confused? These articles may help.
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The 4 main fault lines that divide the vaccinated and the unvaccinated
Vox · 10 minAge, race, income, and, of course, politics.
American Dysfunction Is the Biggest Barrier to Fighting Covid The New York Times · 10 minDr. Tufekci is a contributing Opinion writer who has extensively examined the Covid-19 pandemic. Globally, the Covid-19 pandemic is a threat because of scarcity of vaccines, with the highly transmissible Delta variant threatening millions around the world who can’t get vaccinated.
The pandemic drove women out of the workforce. Will they come back? POLITICO · 13 minTheir absence could hurt the broader U.S. economy, so policymakers are weighing ways to help them return to work.
America Is Getting Unvaccinated People All Wrong The Atlantic · 9 minThey’re not all anti-vaxxers, and treating them as such is making things worse. Last week, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said that COVID-19 is “becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated.” President Joe Biden said much the same shortly after. They are technically correct.
Why Vaccinated People Are Getting ‘Breakthrough’ Infections
The New York Times · 8 minThe vaccines are effective at preventing serious illness and death, but they are not a golden shield against the coronavirus.
Why is Delta such a big deal? And other burning questions about the next phase of the Covid-19 pandemic statnews.com · 8 minThe rise of Tthe Delta variant has driven new Covid-19 outbreaks, rattled markets, and reminded us that — for all the progress made in the fight against the pandemic — vulnerabilities persist.
‘I’m sorry, but it’s too late’ Alabama doctor on treating unvaccinated, dying COVID patients al.com · 5 minThree COVID-19 vaccines have been widely available in Alabama for months now, yet the state is last in the nation in vaccination rate, with only 33.7 percent of the population fully vaccinated.
How Nations Are Learning to ‘Let It Go’ and Live With Covid The New York Times · 7 minSINGAPORE — England has removed nearly all coronavirus restrictions. Germany is allowing vaccinated people to travel without quarantines. Outdoor mask mandates are mostly gone in Italy. Shopping malls remain open in Singapore.
Loneliness: coping with the gap where friends used to be The Guardian · 4 minFriendships can be difficult, and lockdowns have made them even harder to maintain. But we should cherish them.
REMEMBER: NO ONE WILL BE SAFE UNTIL WE ALL ARE SAFE. GET THE VACCINE!