07 Jul What should I know about the delta variant?
Known as B.1.617.2 the Delta variant is now the most dominant strain in the U.S. First identified in India in December, this SARS-CoV-2 virus strain is the most contagious and possible most severe of all of the variants. The first Delta case in the United States was diagnosed in March and it is now the dominant strain in the U.S.
As of today, people who are vaccinated against the coronavirus appear to be safe from Delta, but anyone who is unvaccinated and not practicing preventive strategies is at risk for infection by the new variant, the doctors say.
- More contagious than the other strains
- Unvaccinated people are at risk.
- Delta could create “hyperlocal outbreaks.”
- We are still learning about the Delta virus
- Best protection against the Delta virus is vaccination.