COVID Outbreaks and the Delta Variant | COVID-19 Media Briefing


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The rampaging COVID-19 Delta variant has become a lethal threat in the U.S. and elsewhere and threatens to undo much of the progress made over the last several months as vaccines led to a drop in hospitalizations.

With infection rates rising again, two Duke health experts spoke Wednesday about the Delta variant, vaccination efforts, a return to masking, and how to convince skeptics to get the vaccine.


𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐧𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐬 David Montefiori, Ph.D. is a professor and director of the Laboratory for AIDS Vaccine Research and Development at Duke University Medical Center, where he has been studying the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against new variants of the virus.

Cameron Wolfe, M.D. is an infectious disease specialist at Duke Health and an associate professor at the Duke University School of Medicine. His areas of study include infectious diseases and biological and emergency preparedness for hospital systems.

𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐚 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 This video is part of a series of media briefings where Duke experts speak on current issues.

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