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The Virus Isn’t Done Yet – What You Need To Know About The Delta Variant And Others

Today, we’re talking about COVID. Where are we with spread, variants and vaccinations in the Houston-Galveston area?


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The virus isn't done with us yet.

Just ask the folks from Clear Creek Community Church. They had over 100 cases of COVID from a church camp outing.

Even though COVID vaccines are more available now than ever in this country, COVID still isn't over.

The current trouble stems from the Delta variant, called "a perfect storm" because of how easily it can be passed from person to person.

Studies are ongoing as to how successful our vaccines are against current strains. But new strains are coming, and hospitalizations are on the increase.

So, today – a COVID update.

What are we learning about the Delta, and the new Lambda, variants?

And what's next in our battle against COVID?


Dr. Philip Keiser

  • Galveston County Local Health Authority

Dr. Catherine Troisi

  • infectious disease epidemiologist with UTHealth School of Public Health

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