COVID-19 Delta Variant is as Contagious as Chickenpox

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Credit: CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MS; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Health Editor’s Note: The longer the world goes without everyone, who is medically able, being vaccinated against COVID-19, the more chances to see more variants which are simply mutations of the original virus.  The virus will mutate and adapt to be more and more lethal and easier to spread….that is what a virus can do to make sure it is successful. Mutate, mutate, and then mutate some more. Rarely there are even cases where those who have received the vaccine then develop a case of COVID-19.  There can be various reasons for this which we will not go into here, but of those who are vaccinated and who do contract COVID-19, they are much more likely to survive with a milder case. Get off the proverbial fence and get vaccinated and help to stop the development of more variants which will be even more spreadable and lethal……Carol

CDC Internal Report States Covid-19 Delta Variant Is as Contagious as Chickenpox

by Elizabeth Gamillo/Smithsonianmag.com

On July 27, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revised their guidance on wearing face masks. The health protection agency now recommends that fully vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in regions of the United States where Covid-19 infection rates are escalating due to the highly transmissible Delta variant, reports Mike Stobbe for the Associated Press.

The guideline updates result from low vaccination rates in combination with the increased spread and transmissibility of the Covid-19 Delta variant, which accounts for 80 percent of new cases, Jorge L. Ortiz Ryan W. Miller report for USA Today. Less than 50 percent of the United States is fully vaccinated, reports Daniel E. Slotnik, Apoorva Mandavilli, and Sheryl Gay Stolberg for the New York Times.

The updated mask guidelines were put in place ahead of anticipated new data showing the Delta variant’s growing threat. Read More:

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