The Delta variant and stagnant COVID vaccination rates are chipping away at ground gained in the war against COVID. Infection and hospitalization rates for the unvaccinated are increasing at alarming rates not seen since last winter. In early June, Andy Slavitt, a Biden administration former adviser on COVID-19, suggested that 98% to 99% of the Americans dying of the coronavirus are unvaccinated. And in late June, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that the vaccine is so effective that “nearly every death, especially among adults, due to COVID-19, is, at this point, entirely preventable.”