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Globally, we face a pandemic of scarcity, with the Delta variant threatening millions around the world who can’t get vaccinated, writes @zeynep . In the United States, the threat is dysfunction, with unwanted vaccines ready to expire on the shelves.

Coca-Cola Co will rely on its pandemic-tested strategy of focusing on bigger brands and doubling down on its supply chain to combat a potential impact from the Delta variant of the coronavirus, its finance chief said on Wednesday.

Turkey's #COVID19  cases have surged while numerous holidaymakers flock to resorts to spend Eid al-Adha. Health experts warn the Delta variant, spreading in Turkey, could cause new wave of infections #MideastStories 

Two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are nearly as effective against the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, a study showed.

The Delta variant, believed to be more transmittable and dangerous, accounted for an estimated 83% of coronavirus cases in the US, which is a substantial rise from negligible numbers in early May.

With the Delta variant sweeping through the U.S. and less than half of Americans fully vaccinated, companies are now reconsidering when they will require employees to return — and what health requirements should be in place when they do.

As the delta variant spreads in Virginia, people receiving the first doses of vaccines have flattened, showing early signs of dropping off, data scientists say.

Citing concerns about the fast spreading delta variant, the top health officer for King County said Friday that he is recommending that county residents wear masks while indoors even if they have been vaccinated.

… w/ the Delta variant raging, what will the pandemic’s next phases look like—for rich countries, the developing world, & everyone trying to stay safe? I’ll ask two leading experts, @devisridhar  & @DrFrieden  …

Ready for their shot as the Delta variant surges, vaccine procrastinators answer the question: Why the long wait?


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NEW: probably the most important Covid chart I’ve made As Delta goes global, it’s a tale of two pandemics, as the heavily-vaccinated Western world talks of reopening while deaths across Africa and Asia soar to record highs My story with @davidpilling 

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This Delta variant is no joke. Get vaccinated.

Don’t let the fearmongers win. New public England study of delta variant shows 44 deaths out of 53,822 (.08%) in unvaccinated group. Hmmm.

The Delta variant is on the rise. Get vaccinated.

Apparently I was trending. 1) I’m still here. 2) Get vaccinated. This Delta Variant is real. The risks are real. And the vaccines are really safe and really effective. (Can we get this tweet to trend too?) #RatherBeVaccinated 

One of these is not like the other: - Taco Bell CEO: We’ll pay all of our employees no matter what. - Delta CEO: I am forgoing my entire salary for 6 months to avoid layoffs. - Whole Foods CEO: Employees who are not sick should “donate” their vacation time to sick employees.

Mitch McConnell says $2,000 checks are "socialism for the rich." Ha! Here are the tax rebate checks corporations received from Trump's tax plan: Amazon: $129 million Delta: $187 million Chevron: $181 million GM: $104 million IBM: $342 million That's socialism for the rich!

Was just briefed on Hurricane Delta, and spoke with @GovAbbott  of Texas and @LouisianaGov  John Bel Edwards. Please heed the directions of your State and Local Officials. We are working with them very closely — please be prepared, be careful, and be safe!

JUST IN: Delta flight returns to gate after two travelers refuse to wear masks

This Delta rep delivered a message to passengers flying to L.A. after Kobe's death: "If there's someone you haven't spoken to today, call them. ... We might have lost something great, a legend, but remember the spirit is still with us always." (via @ASufrin )