8 Things to Know About the Delta Virus and More
The Delta Variant is a mutation of the COVID virus that is leading to a highly contagious strain of this virus. The SARS-CoV-2 Delta virus was first recognized or identified in India. It quickly moved throughout the country and was found in Great Britain. From there, the virus was found in the United States a few months ago.
It isn’t unusual or even unexpected that a virus will evolve or change over time. This is a process that occurs during the viruses’ spread and replication. But, in the case of the Delta Virus, it is spreading very quickly around the world. It will accelerate the pandemic for those who are unvaccinated. It will also cause some issues for those who have already been vaccinated.
We are not sure of the severity of transmission for the Delta Virus. It is possible that the virus is more contagious and more deadly. More research needs to be done. For those who have received the vaccine, there is data that shows you have a much greater chance of protection. Further vaccines may be recommended such as a booster or such.
8 Things to know about the Delta Virus and more.
1.) The public and the scientific community need to take this variant seriously.
2.) It was first identified in India in December of 2020.
3.) Delta is more contagious than other COVID types.
4.) If you are unvaccinated, you are at greater risk.
5.) This virus could lead to groupings of transmission rates, meaning that entire families or communities could be affected.
6.) Vaccination is the best protection – better than masks and social distancing.
7.) There is more to learn about the Delta Virus
8.) Additional shot/vaccines for those who have already received a vaccine may be recommended in the future.
For the first time in months, the general public is feeling a sense of optimism. The Delta Virus may impede the reality for many who are not vaccinated.