The number of people that have got vaccinated in the US has been high. The delta variant, which is known as the most contagious variant of the coronavirus is probably going to increase the number of cases of the infected in the US by a number, but it won’t be necessarily a raging pandemic.
US Unlikely To Have A Raging Pandemic From Covid Delta Variant
“I don’t think it’s going to be a raging epidemic across the country like we saw last winter. I think that there’s going to be pockets of spread, and prevalence overall is going to pick up,” the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner said on “Squawk Box.”
“But I think in parts of the country where vaccination rates are high, and that’s certainly true in the Northeast, I think we’re largely protected — at least from the current variants that are circulating,” added Gottlieb, who serves on the board of Covid vaccine maker Pfizer.
However, he had also mentioned that some parts of the US are going to have more affected people than the others because people are not that much vaccinated there.
“If you’re someone even who has been vaccinated living in those parts of the country, and there’s a dense epidemic of this new delta variant, you’re at risk as well because we know the vaccines aren’t 100% and we know in vulnerable populations — people who are immunocompromised, people who are much older — the vaccines may not work as well over time.”
So if you are someone who had not got the vaccine yet then you have to get it as soon as possible because that’s the only line of defense that we have against the delta variant of coronavirus.
Signs and Symptoms of Delta Variants are Identical
For all intents and purposes, the symptoms of the delta variety appear to be identical to those of the COVID-19 strain from which it evolved.
However, doctors are seeing patients becoming sicker, sicker, and sicker, especially among the young. Recent studies have shown that the delta variation multiplies much more quickly and extensively in the respiratory system.
If vaccinated against the delta form, most people will show no symptoms or perhaps moderate ones if they get it. They have a lack of scent on top of the more typical cold symptoms of coughing, fever, and headaches.
Is there Anything We can Expect from the Pandemic Now that the Delta Form has Emerged?
Everyone has to get vaccinated, both for their own safety and for the safety of their community, because the Delta variety could represent another obstacle in our quest to halt the epidemic.
The best protection against COVID-19, according to Dr. Cunningham, is vaccination. More than 350 million doses of these vaccinations have been distributed in the United States. They work well and pose no health risks.
It’s quite dangerous to avoid vaccination. Each new COVID-19 strain improves upon its predecessors. In the Delta version, previously isolated mutations in the virus COVID-19 have been brought together for the first time.
People who choose not to get vaccinated give the variations more chances to evolve to a point where they are immune to vaccination. For us to reach to that stage would be a major setback.