Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in December 2019, the SARS-CoV-2 virus has suffered, multiple mutations, and the most threatening variants have been given Greek names. For now, it seems that the most dangerous variant in terms of its transmissibility rate is the Delta variant, which originated in India. Government officials worldwide feel tremendous pressure to vaccinate more people and avoid new lockdowns.
The CDC accounts the Delta variant responsible for more than half of the infections across the U.S. territory.
A recent study, The US Centres of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), informed that the Delta variant is more transmissible than previous variants. The statistics show that this specific variant is responsible for more than half of the U.S. COVID-19 infections.
The U.S. Government tries to keep things under control
A former adviser for the U.S. President’s Covid Response Team, Andy Slavitt, declared for CNN that the Delta variant is twice as infectious and can be understood as the steroid version. His opinion is that the answer to this pandemic is vaccination. The more people decide to get vaccinated, the better. Slavitt also talked about the full approval of the Pfizer vaccine. In his opinion, this encourages more people to get the shot, and he expects the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fully approve the BionTech vaccine this month.
Is Delta the only variant we should be afraid of?
Health experts warn that the virus will keep mutation once it reaches a host and that more and more variants will appear. The evolution of the SARS-CoV-2 virus means that the pandemic will become harder to control. The only way of preventing the virus from mutating is through vaccination. Unvaccinated people are the ones who have required more medical care and hospitalization.