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We can't will away COVID-19, and the delta variant is spreading rapidly. Get vaccinated.

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2. McPhillips D. Delta variant's trajectory in UK and Israel provides hope for US -- if we can keep vaccinating. CNN. July 12, 2021.
3. Israel sees drop in Pfizer vaccine protection against infections, still strong in severe illness. Reuters. July 5, 2021.
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8. Study suggests it is common for pet dogs and cats to catch COVID-19 from their owners. EurekAlert! AAAS. June 30, 2021.
9. Cats may catch COVID-19 from sleeping on their owner's bed. EurekAlert! AAAS. June 30, 2021.
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