Internal CDC documents obtained by the Washington Post said the Delta variant is more contagious than the common cold, flu, smallpox and the Ebola virus.
Augmenta Bioworks' and TFF Pharmaceuticals' new technology offers the potential to both treat COVID symptoms and potentially stop new infections from occurring.
"He is only 39. Our babies now don't have a dad. You can't say, 'I am young, and it won't affect me,' because it will," the man's fiancée said.
The WHO's briefing comes days after the CDC updated its guidance to recommend even those fully vaccinated wear masks indoors in parts of the U.S. with high transmission rates.
The Delta variant was reported to be more contagious than Ebola and several other viruses, according to an internal document from the CDC.
Vaccinated people are eight times less likely than unvaccinated people to contract COVID-19 and 25 times less likely to be hospitalized or die from the coronavirus.
The rideshare company plans on returning employees to offices in October, but they must be fully vaccinated.
"Not only do we have a poor vaccination rate, we have people who before COVID had worse underlying health conditions, and so those two things are truly a recipe for disaster," Ochsner Health's Dr. Sandra Kemmerly told Newsweek
"We were in a low-risk situation. It wasn't like I was a front-line worker somewhere seeing hundreds of people a day," the man said.
Governor Reeves said the new mask guidance "has nothing to do with rational science."
"I'm really concerned that the evidence is mounting that even natural immunity will not protect you against Delta," Trump's former Assistant Secretary of Health Brett Giroir said.
"It is really the most significant numbers that we have ever seen thus far in the pandemic," Dr. Vincent Hsu told Newsweek about Florida's COVID-19 surge.
The Delta variant has caused more breakthrough cases in vaccinated people than other strains. Experts told Newsweek what this means for future mutations that may be even more contagious.
From his hospital bed, Philly Baird has been actively encouraging people on social media to get vaccinated.
Tucker Carlson repeated the inflammatory remark during segments about vaccine efficacy and the CDC's guidance around the wearing of masks.
"I didn't think it was going to be this big of a spike and it certainly was." Dr. O'Neil Pyke told Newsweek.
"I've got a 20-year-old right now that's on life support and he's a crazy, healthy kid," Dr. Eric Bravo said. "I don't know why he got it. He didn't get vaccinated. But I would never in my wildest dreams think a 20-year-old would be on a ventilator with COVID."
The company claims that booster shots offer considerable protection against the coronavirus Delta variant.
Estimated daily COVID-19 case counts are projected to peak by late August, while the reported daily death toll could peak by mid-September.
A significant number of U.S. counties are now considered as areas of "high" or "substantial" transmission.
Alabama trails every other state with only 34 percent of residents fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
"For anyone asking the question when will this end, the answer is simple: when we decide to do what it takes to end it," Governor John Bel Edwards said.
Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Alaska, South Carolina and Florida have all seen a significant rise in new cases in the past week.
"There are now 14 states and one territory on the City's Travel Advisory," CDPH said in the update.
Dr. Yvonne Maldonado told Newsweek how parents can keep their kids safe indoors, outdoors, during summer camps and at schools when they reopen in the fall.
The agency said vaccinated people in some parts of the country should still wear masks indoors, as cases of the Delta variant continue to rise.
"Who knows what would have happened if I was unvaccinated," UC Davis Dr. Christian Sandrock said. "I personally think I would have a much worse outcome."
The new variant is quickly making its way through the state.
"This virus is serious. A lot of people don't believe it's serious, but my sister was a perfectly healthy 15-year-old," said her brother.