What Does The Delta Variant Mean For Massachusetts?

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Published on 12 Jul 2021, 23:06
The United States is now recording about 20,000 new coronavirus cases per day as the more contagious delta variant overtakes the original strain of the virus. And while experts say that states like Massachusetts with high vaccination rates are at less of a risk, other regions with low vaccination rates are seeing spikes in their COVID numbers, prompting chief White House medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci to warn that the resulting difference will almost look like “two Americas.” Jim Braude was joined by Dr. Nahid Bhadelia, founding director of Boston University’s Center for Emerging Infectious Diseases Policy & Research; and Dr. Mark Siedner, an infectious disease clinician and researcher at Mass General's Division of Infectious Diseases.