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‘COVID 2021 Is Not COVID 2019. It’s Far More Transmissible,’ Says President Of ACCESS Health International

The Delta variant makes up an estimated 83 percent of U.S. cases, C.D.C. director says as they update mask guidelines for those fully vaccinated.

So far, about 63% of Texans have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.

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The CDC has updated its masking guidelines for fully vaccinated people on Tuesday, July 27th, as Delta variant COVID-19 cases rise throughout the country.

The CDC has recommended wearing masks indoors, even for those who are fully vaccinated, if they are in a place with "high" coronavirus transmission. Harris County falls under that high-risk category. Visitors can search by their location to see if they should mask up.

How dangerous is the Delta variant? And what else do you need to know about the "fourth wave" of COVID cases that we're starting to see?

National and local medical experts join Town Square to answer listener vaccine questions and concerns over the latest surge of COVID cases.

Dr. William Haseltine

Dr. Shreela Sharma

Betsy Ballard

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