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Delta Variant

Booster Needed for Delta and Lambda Variants

Scientists may have underestimated the coronavirus. In the beginning, they said mutated versions shouldn’t be much of a problem—until Alpha spiked last fall. Then, Beta made young people sicker. And Gamma reinfected people. Some epidemiologists were cautiously optimistic that the rapid vaccine rollout would tame the variants… until the Delta variant appeared. Delta was first …

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Unraveling the Mysterious Mutations That Make Delta the Most Transmissible Covid Virus Yet

By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News Upon first inspection, the mutations in the highly contagious delta covid variant don’t look that worrisome. For starters, delta has fewer genetic changes than earlier versions of the coronavirus. “When people saw that the epidemic in India was driven by delta, they did not suspect it would be so …

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What do Scientists Know about the Delta Variant?

The COVID-19 Delta variant is extremely contagious and responsible for about 1 in 5 COVID-19 cases in the United States, and cases have doubled in the last two weeks, according to health officials. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are very concerned about the Delta variant. …

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