The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus is becoming our worst nightmare and this statement is fueled by the ones of the experts.
We were expecting to see the world getting back to normal, but it seems that things are not that easy. There are various mutations that the virus is suffering these days and this is what’s making life a nightmare.
CNN just noted that twenty four states have seen an uptick of at least 10% in Covid-19 cases over the past week as health experts and the federal government keep pressing for more people to get vaccinated.
The rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has only ratcheted up the pressure, according to the same online publication.
Delta is covid on steroids
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that the variant which you probably know by now that has been first identified in India, has accounted for more than half of all new Covid-19 infections in the country.
“We should think about the Delta variant as the 2020 version of Covid-19 on steroids.”
This is what Andy Slavitt, a former senior adviser to Joe Biden’s Covid Response Team, told CNN on Wednesday.
“It’s twice as infectious. Fortunately, unlike 2020, we actually have a tool that stops the Delta variant in its tracks: It’s called vaccine.”
For fully vaccinated people, the variant “presents very little threat to you, very unlikely that you’re gonna get sick,” he explained.
Vaccinated people are helping spread the Delta variant
Business Insider notes that the whole US is celebrating robust COVID-19 vaccine coverage.
The online publication notes that strangers are standing shoulder to shoulder in bars, fans are packed with indoor concerts, and travellers are flying in numbers not seen since before lockdowns began in 2020.
“While the virus hasn’t been vanquished, we know this: It no longer controls our lives.”