Why The Delta Variant Is Surging In Missouri

Missouri is experiencing one of the starkest increases in COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

Why The Delta Variant Is Surging In Missouri
Nurses fill syringes with a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, March 19, 2021. Orlin Wagner / AP Photo
Why The Delta Variant Is Surging In Missouri
Nurses fill syringes with a COVID-19 vaccine at a mass vaccination site in Kansas City, Mo., Friday, March 19, 2021. Orlin Wagner / AP Photo

Why The Delta Variant Is Surging In Missouri

Missouri is experiencing one of the starkest increases in COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

The Delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 strain around the world. In the U.S., areas with low vaccination rates are battling outbreaks driven by the variant.

Reset brings on Pulitzer Prize-winner Ed Yong for the latest on the COVID-19 surge in neighboring Missouri and why this year might be worse than last year for some communities.

GUEST: Ed Yong, staff writer for The Atlantic; author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life