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What We Know About the Delta Variant

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Awareness and prevention are key in approaching the leading COVID-19 strain, delta variant.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Delta variant, a highly contagious SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, accounts for over 80% of the nation’s COVID-19 cases. The first Delta case was identified in India in December of 2020.

The strain is significantly more contagious and spread rapidly, faster than any other strain. 

This variant was first detected in the United States in March 2021. The CDC described Delta as more transmissible than the common cold and influenza, as well as the viruses that cause smallpox, MERS, SARS, and Ebola—and called it as contagious as chickenpox.

According to an article published by Yale Medicine, here are five things you need to know about the Delta variant.

1. Delta is more contagious than the other virus strains.

2. Unvaccinated people are at risk.

3. Delta could lead to ‘hyperlocal outbreaks.’

4. There is still more to learn about Delta.

5. Vaccination is the best protection against Delta.

What we know so far, studies suggest that the current authorized vaccines work on the circulating variants. Scientists will proceed in the study of these and other variants.

Source (s):

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Yale Medicine

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