The emergence and rapid spread of the COVID-19 delta variant have led to a dramatic rise in hospitalizations across the United States. According to the CDC, delta is twice as contagious as previous variants and appears to cause more serious symptoms in unvaccinated patients. Rates of hospitalization are now similar to those seen prior to vaccination efforts.
In response, states like Texas are implementing a series of actions to mitigate rising COVID-19 rates, including seeking out-of-state medical professionals to support overwhelmed hospitals.
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