Monday, July 26, 2021

Delta variant

The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus in the world. As restrictions loosen, the table could be being set for serious trouble. Evidence is mounting that the Delta variant, first identified in India, is capable of infecting fully vaccinated people, and at rates not seen before.
Of 3,692 people hospitalized in the UK with the Delta variant, 58.3% were unvaccinated and 22.8% were fully vaccinated. In the United States, the Delta variant represents about 83% of new infections. Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine was 39% effective in keeping people from getting infected by the delta variant. The Delta variant is not more dangerous, but is far more contagious.