Coronavirus is here for more than a year now, and it seems that the problems that this novel virus is making are here to stay. On the other hand, people all over the world seem to be trying their best to get back to their pre-pandemic lives.
According to CBSNews, with just 45% of Americans fully vaccinated and only 16 states that have fully vaccinated more than half of their populations, health experts are worried about the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant.
We’ve already covered this subject of the new covid variant, and it is 60% more contagious than the Alpha variant discovered in the U.K.
Delta, first identified in India, has the potential “to be more lethal because it’s more efficient in the way it transmits between humans and it will eventually find those vulnerable individuals who will become severely ill, have to be hospitalized and potentially die,” Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO’s health emergencies program, said.
The last variant of massive concern
This was the last variant of major concern, according to infectious disease expert Michael Osterholm.
“In the areas where they have large pockets of unvaccinated people, we can surely expect to see surges in cases, in some situations challenging the health care capacity of that local area,” Osterholm told “CBS This Morning” lead national correspondent David Begnaud.
“The Delta variant is clearly going to be another wave. If you decide not to get vaccinated, this virus will still find you,” Osterholm said.
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Coronavirus in the news
Now, it seems that some of the world leaders are taking drastic measures in order to get people to accept the vaccines.
CNN just revealed that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to jail people who refuse to be vaccinated against the coronavirus as his country battles one of Asia’s worst outbreaks, with more than 1.3 million cases and 23,000 deaths.