COVID in Louisiana shows consequences of Delta variant, low vaccination rate

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By Brad Brooks NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – Low vaccination rates and the more infectious Delta variant are converging to create a new COVID-19 crisis for Louisiana as the United States and the world face the latest stage of the pandemic. Thomas Madden said his 13-year-old son, Gabriel, was fighting back. Madden brought Gabriel to the Lakeside Shopping Center in a New Orleans suburb this week for a vaccine at a site run by Ochsner Health System, Louisiana’s largest not-for-profit provider. “This Delta variant has freaked my wife out,” Madden said as he waited with Gabriel in the indoor mall just af…

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