Even though we were all looking for things to go back to some type of normalcy, right now, that's simply not the case.

When I watch the major networks every night at 6:30 p.m. and they keep telling us over and over again that the delta variant is more infectious than previous strains, then we should all pay close attention to what's being said for everyone's safety.

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In fact, right now in the United States, they are showing several states that are classified as red states, meaning the delta variant is growing very rapidly and people need to use caution and perhaps consider wearing masks again.

According to mlive.com:

On Tuesday, July 27, the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention provided updated recommendations regarding mask usage as case and test positivity rates are beginning to climb across the country.

It doesn't even matter if you've been vaccinated or not because apparently it does not protect everyone against the delta variant.

News sources have been making announcement just about very day as to which companies and/or organizations should be wearing masks for extra protection.

In Michigan, there are several counties that are either red in color or orange which indicates high and substantial transmission.  Yellow is moderate and blue means low transmission.

Mlive.com adds:

For Michigan, 10 of the state's 83 counties fall in either the high or substantial transmission of the virus based on new weekly cases per 100,000 residents and weekly test positivity. If the indicators suggest different transmission levels, the county is placed in the higher level.

We do know that the available vaccines are doing the job by preventing COVID-19 from making more people sick. The more people who get the current vaccinations, the better.

There are a lot of unvaccinated people who should simply use caution like the rest of us.  The delta variant spreads very quickly as it continues moving across the U.S. And yes, it's here in Michigan. Be safe.

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While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.