03 Aug ARE YOU MORE CONFUSED ABOUT RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CORONAVIRUS?
As we are all fatigued from news and alerts about COVID-19 and ready to move on, it rears its ugly head and brings it back to the forefront of the news and updates.
This is an update on the latest COVID-19 variant – The Delta Variant.
1. Where did the Delta variant emerge?
The variation, also called B.1.617.2, was first seen in India in October 2020 and spread to Great Britain. Since that time, it has invaded 85 countries and arrived in the United States last March.
2. Is it more contagious? The delta variant is the most contagious version of the coronavirus worldwide. It spreads approximately two to three times faster than the original version of the virus. The delta variant also takes about four days to reach detectable levels inside a person compared to the original coronavirus that took approximately six days.
3. Why should I get the vaccine if there are breakthrough cases? Breakthrough cases are relatively uncommon, and those that do acquire COVID-19 cause less severe complications and hospitalizations. Ninety-seven percent of people hospitalized for COVID-19 are unvaccinated. This article explains about breakthrough cases and what you should do.
4. Are my children more at risk? The COVID-19 Delta variant is more contagious and rapidly spreading in the unvaccinated. As a result, children are at a higher risk of infection, but not necessarily worse than the Alpha variety. Children under 12 have not been approved for the COVID-19 vaccine.
5. Why should I wear a mask if I’m vaccinated? The latest report of fully vaccinated people infected in Massachusetts brought on new concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. With the suggestion that vaccinated people can spread the disease, it is not clear to what extent. The mask protects against severe illness and death, but they are not 100% effective. To find out if you should wear your mask indoors, check out this map: https://n.pr/2WQuSu2.
Data and recommendations are consistently changing as the virus continues to mutate and spread. So, with that, we need to remain patient and do our part to help ourselves and others.
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