The #DeltaVariant is 10 times as infectious than the original strain of COVID & rampant in #Missouri. Look at this graph. Once the Springfield mask mandate expired and people began gathering, hospitalizations surged. At this point, a statewide mask mandate should be reinstated.
A mask mandate should be reinstated in Missouri because:
1. #DeltaVariant cases & hospitalizations are surging
2. A person vaccinated today, will need 6 weeks until fully vaccinated and protected against the virus
3. Children under 12 are ineligible for vaccination
It's very important for people living in areas with high transmission of the #DeltaVariant to remain vigilant and adhere to the following:

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23 Jul
Martin Daniel, 53, & wife Trina Daniel, 49, from #Georgia died from COVID on July 6. Martin was a Tuskegee Univ. grad & the government’s syphilis experiments on Black men during the 1930s influenced their decision not to get vaccinated. #SoulsLostToCovid… Image
His nephew said the dark chapter in American history also made him hesitant at first, until he and his wife got vaccinated to protect themselves and their family.
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The #DeltaVariant is resulting in a surge of hospitalizations across the U.S. These are today's numbers
- New cases: +64,866
- Hospitalizations: 31,069 (+1,672)
- In ICU: 7,869 (+350)
- New Deaths: +374
- Total Deaths: 610,223
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#DeltaVariant cases are surging nationwide… Image
Wed July 21, 2021
- New cases: +58,826
- Hospitalizations: 29,397 (+2,254)
- In ICU: 7,519 (+473)
- New Deaths: +375
- Total Deaths: 609,852
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Dr. Rick Barr, Chief Clinical Officer at Arkansas Children's, said the hospitalizations are about two to three times more than they saw back in the winter months with COVID-19.
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Flooding in Turkey's Black Sea region
In Russia, a suspension bridge by the village of Uryum, east of Chita, collapsed when a truck tried to drive over it. The driver survived. Dozens of villages are flooded in this area of the Trans-Baikal region.
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Weds July 21, 2021
🚨Covid Update: Hospitalizations & deaths are increasing. #DeltaVariant makes up 83% of new U.S. cases
- New cases: +58,826
- Hospitalizations: 29,397 (+2,254)
- In ICU: 7,519 (+473)
- New Deaths: +375
- Total Deaths: 609,852
The #DeltaVariant is causing a sharp increase in hospitalizations nationwide. 2,254 people were hospitalized today. Compare the hospitalizations per day with prior days listed below (795 ➡️ 925 ➡️ 1,603 ➡️ 2,254)
Tuesday July 20, 2021
- New cases: +61,262
- Hospitalizations: 27,143 (+1,603)
- In ICU: 7,046 (+564)
- New Deaths: +315
- Total Deaths: 609,477
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