The Covid 19 Delta Variant virus is spreading around the world and in the United States very rapidly. “As the U. S. grapples with Delta Variant, India raises alarm over a new Covid strain mutated from it. This strain is call Delta Variant Plus ” (C.B.S. News) This month’s Project Storytime Reading Video message, may be most important use of my voice and media platform. I urgently appeal to youth, listen to scientist, health experts, and C.D.C. officials warning messages. “Don’t wait to get your Covid 19 vaccine shot. Get your Covid 19 vaccine shot now.” I hear daily the conversation among youth concerning the health importance for youth to get a Covid 19 vaccine shot. Some youth feel that there is no real need for them to get a Covid 19 vaccine shot. Some youth feel that their young body can overcome any threat caused by the Covid 19 Delta Variant virus. Many youth believe that the United States government and health officials are overhyping the Delta Variant virus potential danger to youth, and the overall affect on youth overall health.
I want to be proactive and sound the alarm to all youth before the serious Delta Variant virus is rampant in the United States. Health officials and C.D.C. officials are warning Americans that the Covid 19 Delta Variant virus is already rapidly spreading in many states. Health officials state, “vaccine shots are very effective in preventing the Delta Variant virus. The concern is, many youth have not taken the shot. Youth who have taken the vaccine shot is at a nine to ten percent national rate in America. This is an alarming very low level.”
I don’t want to see youth being hospitalized and dying in mass number in two to three months from now. In early 2020, it was humiliating and tremendously sad watching the death rate soar among the elderly population in America. At one point, the elderly death rate from Covid 19 was at 80 percent in America. I don.t want to see youth being hospitalized and dying in the midst of a Covid 19 Delta Variant surge and renewed health care crisis in America. It frightens me to image the possibility of youth, parents caregivers, neighbors, community leaders, business leaders, and spiritual leaders crying out with a voice of outrage and despair, “something has to be done. Somebody has to do something.” I appeal on this video message for youth, responsible adults, and those in leadership positions to sound the alarm. The health future of youth is depending on responsible leadership and sound health guidance today, and in weeks, months, and years to come.
I encourage youth, adults, parents, and caregivers, to share the Project Storytime Reading June video message with family members, friends, coworkers, church members, and others. One day youth will thank you for caring and taking a stand. The video will be available on Monday, June 28, 2021. The video can be seen on You Tube: Odell Reddick Project Storytime Reading. Also available on: songsloveroses.com. Remember, this is your health journey. You make the difference. Be safe. Be blessed. (We join all hearts of love in praying for family members of the nine youth and one adult killed last Sunday in an automobile van accident in southern Alabama. We also join those in America and around the world in praying for family members who had members in their family injured, killed, or is now missing, in the condo collapse, near Miami, Florida.)