Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says

Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says

Delta variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases known, CDC director says - The delta Covid variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases seen by experts. - Currently, the more infectious variant makes up more than 83% of sequenced cases in the U.S. - 97% of people admitted to hospitals with Covid symptoms are unvaccinated. The delta Covid variant is one of the most infectious respiratory diseases ever seen by scientists, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. The variant is highly contagious, largely because people infected with the delta strain can carry up to 1,000 times more virus in their nasal passages than those infected with the original strain, according to new data. "The delta variant is more aggressive and much more transmissible than previously circulating strains," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky told reporters at a briefing Thursday. "It is one of the most infectious respiratory viruses we know of, and that I have seen in my 20 year career." The delta variant has spread quickly through the U.S., accounting …
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