Delta Surge Drives Home Painful Truth: Covid Isn’t Going Away

He remained focused on getting back to his old self throughout the ordeal. As of now, he remarked, he has lost all of his faith in humanity.

Mr. Silva stated, “I don’t know when, or if ever, life will return to normal.”

An elderly California woman who had previously relied on food deliveries has returned to the grocery store after a long hiatus. Although her grandchildren are too young to be vaccinated, she was still concerned.

Ms. Burnett explained, “We only do outdoor things.”

Commissioner of the Chicago Health Department Dr. Allison Arwady gave an interview two weeks after Lollapalooza and claimed that she thought the choice to hold the festival was correct. 203 coronavirus cases have been linked to the event, according to officials. Dr. Arwady estimated that at least 90% of those in attendance had proof of vaccination or a negative test result, reflecting the demand that attendees provide proof of immunisation.

When asked if she was concerned about the health care system becoming overburdened, Dr. Arwady replied, “Yes, I am.” As for events in Chicago already postponed from the year prior, she said she saw no reason to become involved this time around. she said, “You’ll never be able to completely eliminate Covid danger.”

Eric Adelson from Lakeland, Florida; Benjamin Guggenheim from Santa Monica, California; Patricia Mazzei from Miami; Will Sennott from New Bedford, Massachusetts; and Deena Winter from St. Cloud, Minnesota, contributed to the reporting.