(Photo by Cole Burston / AFP) (Photo by COLE BURSTON/AFP via Getty Images)Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? The Delta variant of COVID-19 is tearing through the United States, threatening to set off yet another completely avoidable wave of the COVID-19 pandemic we’ve been living with for the past year and a half. And unvaccinated people, including those who don’t have much of a choice in the matter—such as kids—are being put at risk. “This is becoming a pandemic of the unvaccinated,” Walensky said Friday. “You are implying that what we did resulted in the deaths of individuals,” Fauci responded as he pointed his finger at Paul.