As this Sunday’s July 4 approaches, health officials are concerned about the further spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19 in parts of the country where vaccination rates remain low.
President Joe Biden had hoped to have 70% of adult Americans at least partially vaccinated by the holidays, but the White House said last week it misses the mark.
Now that the Transportation Security Administration inspection numbers are on the rise, including the highest number reported on Friday since January.
Dr. Jayne Morgan, executive director of the Coronavirus Task Force at Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, told CNN that children under the age of 12 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, the Delta variant.
“These mutations have the ability to keep learning, get smarter, and ultimately bypass the vaccination status of the rest of us,” Morgan said.