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

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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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