1. Want to tiptoe back into traveling? Start out with a long weekend trip  USA TODAY
  2. The Delta variant infected almost everyone at a 'superspreader' party in Australia - but not the 6 vaccinated people  Yahoo News Canada
  3. Travis County, Austin health officials race to get under-served communities vaccinated for COVID-19  KXAN
  4. Los Angeles County reports daily new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate has doubled since June 15  KABC-TV
  5. Experts say those in Mass. should respect but not fear the Delta variant  The Boston Globe
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If you’re ready to start traveling again but still a little stressed about the prospect, taking a long weekend could be the ideal way to ease back in.If you’re ready to start traveling again but still a little stressed about the prospect, taking a long weekend could be the ideal way to ease back in.

Summer travel: How to plan a safe and fun long-weekend trip

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After a birthday party near Sydney, 24 guests tested positive for COVID-19. The six fully vaccinated guests remained healthy, a health official said.After a birthday party near Sydney, 24 guests tested positive for COVID-19. The six fully vaccinated guests remained healthy, a health official said.

The Delta variant infected almost everyone at a 'superspreader' party in Australia - but not the 6 vaccinated people

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the…

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Want to turn back the threat of the delta variant? Get vaccinated. It’s free, it’s easy and it’s the best and only way to put the pandemic in our collective rearview mirror.Want to turn back the threat of the delta variant? Get vaccinated. It’s free, it’s easy and it’s the best and only way to put the pandemic in our collective rearview mirror.

Editorial: Feels like we’re there, but we’re not. The Delta variant is in the way. - Chicago Tribune

The CDC and LA County have conflicting guidance on whether vaccinated people should wear masks indoorsThe CDC and LA County have conflicting guidance on whether vaccinated people should wear masks indoors

Editorial: Mask confusion: The CDC and L.A. County offer conflicting guidance. Who's right? - Los Angeles Times

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Data suggests that the Delta variant is 40 to 80 percent more transmissible than pre-existing variants.Data suggests that the Delta variant is 40 to 80 percent more transmissible than pre-existing variants.

What is the COVID-19 Delta variant? Should we be concerned? | TheHill

Data suggests that the Delta variant is 40 to 80 percent more transmissible than pre-existing variants.Data suggests that the Delta variant is 40 to 80 percent more transmissible than pre-existing variants.

What is the COVID-19 Delta variant? Should we be concerned? | TheHill

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Several countries have imposed restrictions on travelers from Britain amid rising cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus which was first detected in India.     Hong Kong has banned all passenger flights from Britain starting Thursday, while some European countries are imposing tighter restrictions.    Scientists say the delta mutation is up to 60% more infectious than the alpha variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom, and makes up around 95% of new cases in Britain.Several countries have imposed restrictions on travelers from Britain amid rising cases of the delta variant of the coronavirus which was first detected in India.     Hong Kong has banned all passenger flights from Britain starting Thursday, while some European countries are imposing tighter restrictions.    Scientists say the delta mutation is up to 60% more infectious than the alpha variant, which was first detected in the United Kingdom, and makes up around 95% of new cases in Britain.

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The company also said its vaccine has now been authorised for use in India.The company also said its vaccine has now been authorised for use in India.

Moderna stock surges to record high on evidence it could work against deadly COVID variant

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With the increasing presence of the Delta variant in Canada, experts say that it will soon become the dominant strain of COVID-19 infections. But, having a larger proportion of the population vaccinated, along with other measures, can help prevent Canada from entering a fourth wave of the pandemic.With the increasing presence of the Delta variant in Canada, experts say that it will soon become the dominant strain of COVID-19 infections. But, having a larger proportion of the population vaccinated, along with other measures, can help prevent Canada from entering a fourth wave of the pandemic.

Where is the Delta variant most prevalent in Canada? | CTV News

The Delta variant, also referred to as a 'double mutant' because it carries two mutations, will rapidly become the dominant strain of coronavirus globally, said the WHOThe Delta variant, also referred to as a 'double mutant' because it carries two mutations, will rapidly become the dominant strain of coronavirus globally, said the WHO

Covid delta variant detected in 96 countries, says WHO

"We reiterate our view to go long reflation, cyclical and value trades, and sell growth and defensive positions," JPMorgan said."We reiterate our view to go long reflation, cyclical and value trades, and sell growth and defensive positions," JPMorgan said.

Stock Market Outlook: Delta Variant of COVID Poses No Risk to Equities

US News: "The Delta variant has the capability of spreading much more efficiently from person to person. It also can cause more severe disease. So there are twUS News: "The Delta variant has the capability of spreading much more efficiently from person to person. It also can cause more severe disease. So there are tw

Anthony Fauci: 'Quite concerned' over Delta Covid-19 variant in US | World News - Times of India

As the government prepares to tighten health protocols and mobility restrictions across Java and Bali, experts have called on members of the general population to do what they can to prevent the crisis from spiraling out of control.As the government prepares to tighten health protocols and mobility restrictions across Java and Bali, experts have called on members of the general population to do what they can to prevent the crisis from spiraling out of control.

COVID-19: How to keep the Delta variant away - Thu, July 1 2021 - The Jakarta Post

For months, the Biden administration, the media and major corporations have promoted the fiction that the COVID-19 pandemic is all but over, but the spread of the virus remains a serious and growing threat.For months, the Biden administration, the media and major corporations have promoted the fiction that the COVID-19 pandemic is all but over, but the spread of the virus remains a serious and growing threat.

Delta variant surge explodes claims that the pandemic is over in the US - World Socialist Web Site

A detailed study conducted by Scottish researchers last month showed that the delta variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in the UK. | World NewsA detailed study conducted by Scottish researchers last month showed that the delta variant doubles the risk of hospitalisation compared with the previously dominant variant in the UK.

Who is at higher risk of contracting delta variant? Study reveals | World News - Hindustan Times

Some experts interpret the evidence in favor of taking an mRNA booster to thwart Delta infectionSome experts interpret the evidence in favor of taking an mRNA booster to thwart Delta infection

People Seek Out mRNA Boosters for J&J Vaccine | MedPage Today

An EU-wide Covid certificate for easier travel came into force on Thursday, just in time for Europe's busy summer vacation period -- but the highly infectious Delta variant is already threatening to curtail its use.An EU-wide Covid certificate for easier travel came into force on Thursday, just in time for Europe's busy summer vacation period -- but the highly infectious Delta variant is already threatening to curtail its use.

Delta Variant Has EU Travel Pass Hitting Roadblocks Already

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The WHO's new recommendations on masks say that even fully vaccinated people should continue to wear them.Why some experts think we should "continue to play it safe."

What to Know About the WHO’s New Recommendations on Masks for Vaccinated People | SELF

Both health agencies have now issued recommendations, as a result of rising cases of the coronavirus delta variant. Here's what's happening now.Both health agencies have now issued recommendations, as a result of rising cases of the coronavirus delta variant. Here's what's happening now.

CDC speaks out on vaccinated people wearing masks: The disagreement with WHO explained - CNET

Dr. Vivek Murthy said there is reason to be hopeful that people who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine may be protected against the delta variant.Dr. Vivek Murthy said there is reason to be hopeful that people who received the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine may be protected against the delta variant.

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Both cases and deaths in Africa rise sharply—cases by 33% and deaths by 42%.Both cases and deaths in Africa rise sharply—cases by 33% and deaths by 42%.

Global COVID cases rise a bit; Delta variant in nearly 100 nations | CIDRAP

(Bloomberg) -- Investors who sold less expensive, economically sensitive stocks amid resurgent Covid fears are misjudging the risk, according to JPMorgan Chase & Co. chief global markets strategist Marko Kolanovic.JPMorgan’s Kolanovic Defends Value After Worst Month in 20 Years

JPMorgan’s Kolanovic Defends Value After Worst Month in 20 Years

Moderna Inc's COVID-19 vaccine showed promise against the Delta variant first identified in India in a lab study, with a modest decrease in response cStudy indicates only modest decrease in response compared to original strain

Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine shows promise against Delta variant - Nikkei Asia

World Health Organization leaders advised caution as new variants threaten progress against the pandemicWorld Health Organization leaders advised caution as new variants threaten progress against the pandemic

WHO Urges Vaccinated People to Wear Masks; CDC Still Says No Need - Scientific American

Throughout the pandemic, masks have ranked among the most contentious public health measures in the United States, symbolizing a bitter partisan divide over the role of government and individual liberties. Now, with a new variant of the coronavirus rapidly spreading across the globe, masks are again the focus of conflicting views, and fears, about the […]Throughout the pandemic, masks have ranked among the most contentious public health measures in the United States, symbolizing a bitter partisan divide over the role of government and individual liberties. Now, with a new variant of the coronavirus rapidly spreading across the globe, masks are again the focus of conflicting views, and fears, about the […]

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Russia's Covid-19 death toll hit a new record Wednesday as the country battles the highly infectious Delta variant, while Europe geared up for the launch of an EU-wide Covid certificate to boost its devastated tourism industry.Russia's Covid-19 death toll hit a new record Wednesday as the country battles the highly infectious Delta variant, while Europe geared up for the launch of an EU-wide Covid certificate to boost its devastated tourism industry.

Russia Covid deaths hit new record as EU eyes tourism reboot

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If your Instagram stories are any indicator, Hot Vax Summer is in full swing in the United States. But amid the reunions and revelry, sobering headlines remind us that the pandemic isn’t over yet. Lately, concerns have been swirling around the Delta…If your Instagram stories are any indicator, Hot Vax Summer is in full swing in the United States. But amid the reunions and revelry, sobering headlines remind us that the pandemic isn’t over yet. Lately, concerns have been swirling around the Delta…

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The Los Angeles County Public Health Department recommends everyone, vaccinated or not, wear masks indoors as Delta variant circulates.The Los Angeles County Public Health Department recommends everyone, vaccinated or not, wear masks indoors as Delta variant circulates.

L.A. Health Officials Strongly Recommend Residents Wear Masks Indoors - Variety

The EU document - essentially a QR code made available in digital form on smartphones or hard copy - shows whether the bearer is vaccinated with one of the EU's approved jabs, has recovered from an infection, or has a recent negative COVID test.The EU document - essentially a QR code made available in digital form on smartphones or hard copy - shows whether the bearer is vaccinated with one of the EU's approved jabs, has recovered from an infection, or has a recent negative COVID test.

EU revives bloc-wide travel with COVID pass but Delta poses threat

NIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Tuesday that contrasting vaccination rates in various parts of the countries could lead to "two Americas."Why it matters: As of mid-June, about 15 states had inoculated 70% or more of their adult populations with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But some states, particularly in the South, are lagging.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: The low vaccination rates acroNIAID director Anthony Fauci told CNN on Tuesday that contrasting vaccination rates in various parts of the countries could lead to "two Americas."Why it matters: As of mid-June, about 15 states had inoculated 70% or more of their adult populations with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. But some states, particularly in the South, are lagging.Stay on top of the latest market trends and economic insights with Axios Markets. Subscribe for freeThe big picture: The low vaccination rates acro

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NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization already have conflicting views on whether those who are vaccinated should continue to wear a mask. But as of Thursday, the law in Virginia is changing regarding mask-wearing. So, what can you do if you’re not vaccinated? Or if you […]NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and World Health Organization already have conflicting views on whether those who are vaccinated should continue to wear a…

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"The good news," Dr. Fauci said, "is that the vaccines that are used in this country do very well against the Delta variant."

Fauci doesn't think the CDC will change mask recommendations

"There's no intervention that you could say is absolutely 100 percent. So there will be people who are vaccinated who might get infected." Fauci said."There's no intervention that you could say is absolutely 100 percent. So there will be people who are vaccinated who might get infected." Fauci said.

WATCH: Fauci says 'there's nothing wrong' with masking outdoors 'to go the extra mile for safety' | The Post Millennial

The Delta variant, a highly transmissible strain of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, is becoming the pandemic's latest big threat.And what does it mean for masks and vaccines?

The Delta Variant and COVID-19: What It Means for Masks, Vaccines, and Restrictions | Teen Vogue

Recent COVID-19 numbers have shown the majority of those who died were either not vaccinated or under-vaccinated.Recent COVID-19 numbers have shown the majority of those who died were either not vaccinated or under-vaccinated.

Variant cases rising in Mississippi, health leaders stating battle isn't over yet

Singapore prepares roadmap to 'live normally' with COVID-19Singapore prepares roadmap to 'live normally' with COVID-19

Singapore prepares roadmap to 'live normally' with COVID-19 - Saudi Gazette

Los Angeles County reported the daily number of new cases and the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus has doubled since June 15.L.A. County on Wednesday reported the daily number of new cases and the rate of people testing positive for the coronavirus has doubled from two weeks ago.

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Los Angeles County reports daily new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate has doubled since June 15

Los Angeles County reports daily new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate has doubled since June 15 | abc7.com

Almost 75 percent of Americans report that they believe the Delta COVID-19 variant poses a risk. Those most at risk, the unvaccinated, seem unmoved by the specter of the virus.Almost 75 percent of Americans report that they believe the Delta COVID-19 variant poses a risk. Those most at risk, the unvaccinated, seem unmoved by the specter of the virus.

Covid US: 72% say Indian 'Delta' Covid variant poses a risk, but unvaccinated unmoved | Daily Mail Online