NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — COVID-19 cases are on the rise in the city, and it's driven by the highly contagious Delta variant. It was first found in India, but it's now so widespread that progress has been reversed in some countries that had to enact new lockdowns.
On this episode, we will learn what conditions are like in countries that were hit with the Delta variant sooner than the U.S. We'll find out why the Delta variant is more dangerous than the original strain, and if New York City's small businesses can withstand another lockdown if the case numbers continue to climb.
Joining us this week is Tom Allard, a correspondent for Reuters who is stationed in Indonesia. We will also speak to Dr. Irwin Redlener, the director of Columbia University's pandemic resource and response initiative.
And lastly, we chat with Randy Peers, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce.