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Confronting the Delta Variant of SARS-CoV-2, Summer 2021

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Availability of safe and highly effective SARS-CoV-2 vaccines increased the possibility of durable control of COVID-19 both in the US and worldwide. After initial challenges in vaccine supply and delivery, there was substantial progress in vaccinating US residents. The arrival of spring 2021 and increasing vaccination rates, particularly among individuals at high risk for severe infection and complications, was followed by a steady decline in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

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Article Information

Corresponding Author: Carlos del Rio, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, 49 Jesse Hill Jr Dr SE, FOB Room 201, Atlanta, GA 30303 (cdelrio@emory.edu).

Published Online: August 18, 2021. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.14811

Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr del Rio reported receiving grants from the NIH/NIAID Emory Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit. No other disclosures were reported.

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