The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in the U.S. has jumped nearly 40% in the past two weeks.
Oregon is one of the states serving as a stark example of just how quickly the Delta variant can spread among the unvaccinated and the strain it is putting on hospitals. Last week, a man died there when an intensive care unit bed was not available for him.
Here & Now's Celeste Headlee speaks with Amelia Templeton, a reporter with Oregon Public Broadcasting.
This segment aired on August 24, 2021.