The Delta variant is fueling a spike in COVID cases, mostly among people who are not vaccinated. Omar Villafranca has more.
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More than 97% of hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated, once again stressing healthcare systems.
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Vaccines don't ward off every single infection but they do massively lower the risk. Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty ImagesIf you’ve been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, maybe you figured you no longer need to worry about contracting the coronavirus. But along with the rising number of new COVID-19 cases globally and growing concern about highly transmissible strains like the delta variant come reports of fully vaccinated people testing positive for COVID-19. Members of the
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