Concerns about the delta variant have arisen in the United States, which has started to control the number of cases and deaths with the vaccination campaign against the coronavirus epidemic. Director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and also advising Joe Biden on the coronavirus, Dr. Anthony Fauci explained that the Delta variant is the biggest threat in the fight against the epidemic.
Making a statement at the White House briefing on the Kovid-19, Fauci pointed out that the variant, which first appeared in India and called Delta by the WHO, is more contagious than other variants in circulation and makes the variant more serious illness.
While Fauci has warned that the Delta variant has become the biggest threat in the fight against the outbreak, it has been reported that cases of the Dalta variant in the United States have doubled in the past two weeks and that more than 20% of new Kovid-19 infections are caused by this variant.
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The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) upgraded the Delta variant to a “worrying variant” last week.
In the UK, the Delta variant overtook the Alpha (England) variant in two months and became the dominant variant. Currently, 95% of new infections in the country have been caused by the Delta variant. Fauci said the US exhibits a similar pattern to the UK in terms of variants and almost “follows” the UK.
On the other hand, Fauci pointed out that all the vaccines used are effective against the Delta variant and stressed the importance of the vaccine saying, “This is good news, we have all the means, so let’s use it and beat it. the epidemic. “
Studies in England found that two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine prevented hospitalizations by 96% due to the Delta variant.
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Jeffrey Zients, head of the White House Kovid-19 response team, said anyone over the age of 12 can be vaccinated in the country, and that achieving the goal of vaccinating more 70 percent of the US population by July 4 is He urged all Americans aged 26 to get vaccinated.