The United States is likely to experience economic growth even as the Delta variant of the coronavirus continues its spread through unvaccinated populations. We should not overlook that qualifier; the vast majority of serious illness, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 in the US are among unvaccinated populations. 

Expect the US Federal response to continue to focus on encouraging Americans to get vaccinated, while local governments and businesses work through an awkward and hotly contested series of local mask mandates, vaccine requirements and political posturing as the majority of US students get ready to head back to school.

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