For only the second time during the 18 months America has been battling COVID-19, the country reached 100,000 daily hospitalizations due to infection with the virus, matching the previous record seen last winter. In several states, the fourth wave, or summer surge caused by the Delta (B1617.2) variant, has led to hospital bed and healthcare worker shortages. Intensive care units (ICUs) have reached capacity in places such as Georgia, Mississippi and Florida. In those states, elective surgeries have been put on hold. Today during an Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) meeting on COVID-19 vaccines, committee members heard that 23 states are reporting over 80% of ICU capacity is being used by COVID-19 patients. The ACIP advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).