September 21, 2021, Vol 326, No. 11, Pages 993-1116
Confronting the Delta Variant of SARS-CoV-2, Summer 2021
Carlos del Rio, MD; Preeti N. Malani, MD, MSJ; Saad B. Omer, MBBS, PhD
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JAMA. 2021;326(11):1001-1002. doi:10.1001/jama.2021.14811
This Viewpoint discusses the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, including its epidemiology, transmissibility, how uneven vaccination coverage in the US encouraged its spread, and the most effective public health responses to curb it.