Americans are scaling back their travel plans this Labor Day weekend as concerns spread about the highly contagious Delta variant. There were a little more than 92,000 COVID-19 infections in the U.S. during the week of July 4, but the number of cases topped 1 million this week. That's more than 10 times the number of weekly cases from the last big U.S. holiday. Nancy Chen reports.
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