Is progress lost in the fight against COVID-19?

The COVID-19 virus continues to make headlines and lead newscasts. The Delta variant of the virus is now predominant throughout the country, causing an increase in positive cases and hospitalizations among the unvaccinated.

One positive note is that vaccination numbers are starting to inch up, which may help in the long term. Full FDA approval of at least one of the vaccines is expected in September and health officials believe this will also increase vaccination rates.

Dr. Gerald Maloney, MD., is the Chief Medical Officer for Geisinger Hospitals and he appears on Smart Talk Thursday to discuss the current pandemic situation and answer questions about the virus.

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