What New Info We Are finding Out About The Delta Variant
The more contagious Delta variant is the dominant coronavirus strain here in Massachusetts.
Doctors say if you are vaccinated, there is nothing to worry about. But if you have not received the vaccine health experts say it’s something to rethink. The rapidly spreading Delta variant accounted for 30 percent of COVID-19 cases in the Bay State during the last week of June.
Nationwide, it has now accounted for more than 50 percent of all new covid infections. And Professionals in the health field are saying it is because less than half of the nation is fully vaccinated, it’s putting the united states in jeopardy of beating the virus.
All Info from covidactnow.org is as of July 14th, 2021.
Doctors are very concerned with those who have not been vaccinated yet and have risk factors for the progression of COVID-19 are the ones they are most concerned about.
Here in Mass COVID numbers are increasing slightly. There were 322 cases over the weekend. More than 100 people are in the hospital with the virus, health experts say the majority of those people are unvaccinated. One new death was reported for the whole weekend.
Some of what they have found is that there is evidence emerging from countries such as India suggesting that the delta variant may infect younger people more than previous strains.
Those who are unvaccinated who have not been infected from COVID-19 are most at risk because they are unprotected. All three vaccines on the market have proven to protect against the variants. COVID-19 vaccine maker Pfizer is meeting with federal health officials to determine the need for a booster dose.
What are the symptoms of the Delta variant? The symptoms are similar to those seen with the original coronavirus strain and other variants, including a persistent cough, headache, fever, and sore throat.
The CDC says that Americans do not need a booster right now. Symptoms with the delta variant are similar to COVID-19. The only big difference is the delta variant is more contagious.