COVID Delta Variant Hits Heartland

Here's the latest on a new strain of plague hitting the Midwest and a reminder that that pandemic still presents a threat to public health, the economy and the political landscape.

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Delta variant infecting mounting number of people in rural Kansas and Missouri

The CDC estimates the delta variant accounts for about 10% of new cases. The variant, first detected in India in October, was upgraded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week from a "variant of interest" to a "variant of concern."