The media is raising awareness about the Delta strain of the coronavirus, which has been on the rise in recent weeks. But, unfortunately, the country is “moving in the wrong direction” in combating the pandemic, according to MSNBC anchor Chuck Todd, who cited CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. On Thursday, he announced a “10 percent increase” in cases, with “25 percent” of those coming from the more contagious Delta variant.
Todd said, “Folks, nearly 10,000 people died in the month of June. They were needless deaths. If you know someone who’s not vaccinated, find a way to convince them to get vaccinated. Literally, the only people dying are the unvaccinated.” Todd went on to accuse others of circulating false information as he resumed his tirade.
According to the Washington Post editorial board, the Delta version is bringing back the black skies of last year. Unfortunately, our parade is being rained on by the version. The variety brings back the dark clouds of last year just as many people want to celebrate a return to routine, secure in vaccination protection. Face masks and social distancing are being recommended again in the United States. At the same time, lockdowns and travel bans are being reintroduced worldwide in the fight against this highly transmissible variant. It poses a particular threat to the unvaccinated and serves as a reminder that covid-19 will be a long fight.