Tag Archives: Delta Variant

Trump’s Testing Czar: If You’re Unvaccinated, You Will Get The Delta Variant, It’s Just A Matter Of Time [Video]

“Anyone who’s not vaccinated and who did not have COVID previously, the Delta variant is so contagious that you’re going to get it. It is just a matter of time. “If you have prior immunity you do have some protection, but more and more data are telling us that that protection is not so good against Delta. “Remember, you can …

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CDC: Delta Variant Is As Contagious As Chickenpox

The Washington Post reports: The delta variant of the coronavirus appears to cause more severe illness than earlier variants and spreads as easily as chickenpox, according to an internal federal health document that argues officials must “acknowledge the war has changed.” It captures the struggle of the nation’s top public health agency to persuade the public to embrace vaccination and …

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New Study Finds Pfizer Vax 88% Effective Against Delta

The Hill reports: Two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine are 88 percent effective against the delta variant, according to a new study. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday from researchers at Public Health England, offers reassurance about the effectiveness of the vaccines against the delta variant. The 88 percent effectiveness against the delta …

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CDC: Delta Variant Now 83% Of New US COVID Cases

CNN reports: The more contagious Delta variant of coronavirus now makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the United States, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Tuesday. “This is a dramatic increase, up from 50% for the week of July 3,” Walensky said in a Senate committee hearing. Health experts have said the …

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MS Health Officials Call For Masks, GOP Gov Refuses

The New York Times reports: Mississippi health officials, in a stark reversal, announced new recommendations on Friday to combat the spread of the more contagious Delta variant, urging older and chronically sick residents to avoid crowded indoor spaces. The highly contagious Delta variant became the dominant variant in the United States this week, accounting for about 52 percent of infections. …

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Russia Reports Record Deaths Amid Delta Variant Surge

The Moscow Times reports: Russia on Saturday reported 697 Covid-19 deaths in the previous 24 hours, the fifth straight day the country has set a new record as it battles the surging Delta variant. It also recorded 24,439 new coronavirus infections, the highest figure since the middle of January when Russia was emerging from its second wave of the pandemic. …

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WH Launches Delta Variant “Surge Response” Teams

The Washington Post reports: The Biden administration on Thursday announced the formation of “surge response” teams intended to combat the fast-moving delta variant of the coronavirus by deploying additional expertise and supplies to hot spots. “These are dedicated teams working with communities at higher risk for, or already experiencing, outbreaks due to the spread of the delta variant and their …

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Delta Variant Surge Spurs Mask Advisory In St. Louis

St. Louis’s CBS News affiliate reports: You should wear a mask even if you’re vaccinated. This is the message from local health departments. Three major municipalities have issued a public health advisory in response to the emergence of the Delta variant in the St. Louis region. St. Louis City and St. Louis and Jefferson counties issued the advisory, citing a …

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Missouri Hospitals Straining Under Delta Variant Surge

The Springfield News-Leader reports: If you live in southwest Missouri, hospital executives say acquiring a severe case of COVID-19 could now mean a stay in St. Louis or Kansas City, as the global pandemic that has killed 3.9 million people continues to stretch Missouri hospital staffing. A handful of Springfield-area patients are already being treated hundreds of miles away in …

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24 Guests At Australian Birthday Party Contract Delta Variant (The Other Six Guests Had All Been Vaccinated)

Australia’s ABC News reports: The highly contagious Delta strain of COVID-19 infected everyone who attended a Sydney birthday party except for the six people who were vaccinated, the NSW Government said. The West Hoxton party — described as a “super spreader” event — has become one of the most significant transmission events in the NSW breakout with 24 of the …

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Delta Variant Surge Forces Sydney Into Hard Lockdown

CNN reports: Sydney will enter a hard two-week lockdown on Saturday night local time as authorities try to contain a fast-spreading outbreak of the highly infectious Delta coronavirus variant in Australia’s largest city, the state leader said. More than a million people in downtown Sydney and the city’s eastern suburbs were already under lockdown due to the outbreak, but health …

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Delta Variant Caseloads Are Rising In Red States

The Washington Post reports: The rapid spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus is poised to divide the United States again, with highly vaccinated areas continuing toward post-pandemic freedom and poorly vaccinated regions threatened by greater caseloads and hospitalizations, health officials warned this week. The highly transmissible strain is taxing hospitals in a rural, lightly vaccinated part of Missouri …

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Pfizer, AstraZeneca Jabs Effective Against Delta Variant

Reuters reports: COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer and AstraZeneca offer high protection of more than 90% against hospitalisation from the Delta coronavirus variant, a new analysis by Public Health England (PHE) showed on Monday. PHE said that the Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine was 96% effective against hospitalisation from the Delta variant after two doses, while Oxford/AstraZeneca’s offered 92% protection against hospitalisation …

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