‘Pivotal moment’: CDC chief issues stark warning over surge in Delta Covid variant – live

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That’s it for me. I’m passing the blogging baton over to my capable colleague Maanvi Singh on the west coast. To review, here’s what happened today:

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Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, warned that the US is at a “pivotal moment in this pandemic” because of the spread of variants of Covid-19, my colleague Joanna Walters writes.

Walensky made the comments amid increasing numbers of cases across the country and as lawmakers and public figures urge Americans with increasing urgency to get vaccinated.

Related: US in ‘another pivotal moment’ as Delta variant drives surge in Covid cases

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