• How the Delta Variant Overtook Missouri: A Lesson for the Rest of the U.S

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    In mid-June, U.S. maps tracking the spread of COVID-19 began showing a cluster of cases growing in the middle of the country. The epicenter lay in Missouri, particularly its more rural and remote areas. At the time, Missouri had something that other states didn't: the Delta variant.
    To be fair, the highly transmissible Delta variant had at that point already crept into other states. But it had truly established itself in Missouri. Among the 25 states the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's website reported on at the time, Delta was showing up in less than 5% of swab samples...
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