Current Events 9 | COVID-19 Update

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On the 9th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news regarding COVID-19.

There is a new strain of the virus called the “Delta Variant.” Also, some places still require masks while others do not. On this episode of Current Events, Al discusses the latest news on COVID-19 covering two articles from different news sites.

Here are the key vocabulary:
to sift through
biased
Delta variant
self-inflicted
vaccinologist
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
tyranny
elderly
co-morbidities
executive order
to prohibit
transmissible
infectious
Jen Psaki
press secretary
to defer
press briefing
to congregate
mask mandate

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Articles used in this episode:

CNN:
The rise in US Covid-19 hospitalizations is a self-inflicted wound, expert says

Fox News:
Psaki: ‘Unvaccinated people should be more fearful’ than the vaccinated of delta variant

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