The Bottom Line

Will the world ever be able to move beyond the coronavirus?

The former director of the CDC talks about the Delta variant, booster shots and the world’s unvaccinated.

While COVID-19 deaths and lockdowns have become less frequent in certain parts of the world, the coronavirus still looms large over humanity.

Affecting rich and poor countries, disrupting the supply of everything from magnets to cars and altering societies in countless ways, it seems like the disease will not just go away.

After a season where many relaxed their social-distancing habits, the rise of the Delta variant has led to a resurgence of fear and precaution.

Dr Tom Frieden, the former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and current CEO of the Resolve to Save Lives initiative, talks with host Steve Clemons about what is next in the global fight against COVID-19.