Justice Orders Initiative to Study COVID Preparedness to Delta Variant
Gov. Jim Justice today has announced a statewide initiative to study preparedness because of increases in the delta variant infections and whether residents will need a booster shot.
A hundred cases of the more contagious delta variant have been found in West Virginia, Justice said. The assessment will be called Booster Battlfield Assessment and will include a study by a task force of staffing and the status of personal protective equipment in hospitals and long-term care facilities, antibody supplies, available hospital beds and a voluntary evaluation of the antibodies in a person who have received their vaccination around six months ago, particularly those over 60 years old, the governor said.
“We need to move on this now,” Justice said.