Delta variant spreads like chickenpox: the mask returns to the US – Chronicle

Delta variant spreads like chickenpox: the mask returns to the US – Chronicle
Delta variant spreads like chickenpox: the mask returns to the US – Chronicle

The Delta variant it is much more contagious, is more likely to overcome the protections developed by vaccines, and can cause more serious diseases than all other known variants of Covid-19. This is the alarm that emerges from an internal report drawn up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cdc). The Delta variant – the American health authorities point out – is more transmissible than the viruses that cause Mers, Sars, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu and smallpox, and it is contagious like chickenpox. Furthermore, the latest available data show how immunized people can transmit it like unvaccinated people. The next step in the strategy to counter it, according to the CDC, is for the government to “recognize that the war has changed”. The internal document of the American agency CDC, reported today by the Washington Post, cites a series of data obtained recently, and not yet published, from investigations on the pandemic and from external studies.

Precisely these data led the CDC to review the rules of conduct for vaccinated people, reintroducing in recent days the obligation to use the mask indoors. The document will be released today by the American health authorities. “I believe that people must understand that we are not crying wolf wolf. It is a serious matter – the director of the CDC told CNN. Rochelle Walensky, confirming what was reported by the Washington Post – it is one of the most transmissible viruses we know. Measles, chicken pox, this. “

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