Infographic: The Delta Variant Turns Travel Plans Into Online Grief

This was supposed to be our summer, a season of blissful freedom making up for the one scuttled by the novel coronavirus in 2020. But Covid-19 came for 2021, too.

After a jubilant start to summer—the TSA recorded the highest number of fliers over Memorial Day weekend since the pandemic began, and cruises resumed at the end of June—the delta variant began surging in July, upending Americans’ long-delayed travel plans.



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