The pandemic isn't over, not by a long shot. Infections, hospitalizations and deaths have been on the rise in the US as the delta variant of the coronavirus runs rampant. Those being , and only about in the US is fully vaccinated. That's forcing a reckoning across the , the and .
Yet opposition to the COVID-19 vaccines and restrictions remains strong in many areas, both in the US and around the world. There have been mass protests in recent days from Paris to Sydney. This prompted CNET's Daniel Van Boom to try to come to terms withand what that means for all of us. "Like the coronavirus itself," he writes, "the distrust that fuels these protests infects the entire world."
Van Boom's commentary is among the many in-depth features and other thought-provoking pieces that appeared on CNET this week. So here you go. These are the stories you don't want to miss:
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