Whether or when another lockdown or travel restrictions are implemented, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra cautioned, is entirely up to Americans. That is a question that only those Americans who refuse to accept personal responsibility can answer. However, it is up to us to win this battle. If we don’t work together, we won’t be able to achieve our goals. We’ll either face it or pay the price, I promise.
His remarks occurred during an interview with NewsNationNow.com, in which he discussed the delta variant’s growing popularity as well as vaccine apprehension. Despite the fact that 71 percent of Americans have received a COVID-19 injection, tens of millions of people remain unvaccinated.
At the height of last year’s summer surge, there were more than 10,170 COVID-19 hospitalizations. Becerra said his biggest concern is the rise in cases intersecting with kids going back to school. They want every child to return to face-to-face learning, and they want every child and teacher to be safe. The last thing they want is for this delta variation to completely take over our community, especially our children.