WCBS 880 Weekly Rewind: Cyberattacks on the Rise, Health Officials Warn about More Deadly Delta COVID Variant, Senate Hearing Looks at Whether College Athletes Should be Paid
Produced by Neil A. Carousso
NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — McDonald’s is the latest target in a string of cyberattacks that include the Colonial Pipeline, meat supplier JBS, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the New York City Law Department. On The 880 Weekly Rewind, WCBS anchor Steve Scott talked to Max Everett, CEO of Adnovem Consulting Group and former Chief Information Officer at The White House and the Department of Energy, about the danger this new type of warfare poses to Americans.
This week, health officials are sounding the alarm about the highly contagious Delta variant that was first discovered in India during their recent surge in severe cases of COVID-19. The variant is thought to be more transmissible and more deadly than other strains of the virus. Delta has taken over as the dominant strain in the U.K. and is rising in the U.S.
Scott also spoke with Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) about whether college athletes should be compensated as the debate reaches Capitol Hill. WCBS reporter Steve Burns reports New York City’s mayoral candidates have deployed a new strategy as early voting in the city’s primary elections begin Saturday. And, WCBS reporter Peter Haskell gets a tour of UBS Arena, the next home of the New York Islanders.
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