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Health officials say the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to surge and accounts for an estimated 83% of U.S. COVID-19 cases. ...
Dr. Joshua Sharfstein, Vice Dean for Public Health Practice and Community Engagement at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the importance of getting vaccinated amid rising spread of the delta variant. He also calls for more studies on the Johnson & Johnson vaccine's effectiveness against recent variants, saying, “we really need clinical data that show what is happening to people who had been vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson.”  ...
The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 626 points, or 1.8%, at 34,062, as of 9:54am ET. The S&P 500 fell 1.6% in the first half hour of trading, after setting a record high just a week ago. ...

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