Delta Variant

The Delta variant carries a higher risk of hospitalization, a study finds.

[nytimes.com – 2021.08.28] People who are infected with the highly contagious Delta variant are twice as likely to be hospitalized as those who are infected with the Alpha variant, according to a large new British study. The study, published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases journal on Friday, is an analysis of more than 40,000 coronavirus …

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Here’s Why Johnson & Johnson’s Vaccine Could Overtake Both Pfizer and Moderna

[fool.com – 2021.08.18] Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine has had some challenges this year. From production issues to some disquieting reports of blood clots possibly being linked to the vaccine, it hasn’t been the success the company was likely hoping it would be at this stage. Vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna have generated far more …

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‘All the beds are taken up by Covid victims’: Hospitals in the South are running out of space or staff

[cnn.com – 2021.08.08] Covid-19 hospitalizations are reaching all-time highs in parts of the South, with some patients unable to get the care they would normally receive. Susan Walker has been calling out-of-state hospitals trying to get help for her husband, who did not get vaccinated against Covid-19 and is now in a medically induced coma. …

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Why the Delta variant is spreading so much faster than other coronavirus strains

[cnn.com – 2021.07.21] Worldwide, there is an alarming surge in coronavirus cases — and health experts say a key factor in this latest wave is the highly contagious Delta variant. The variant is spreading about 55% faster than the alpha strain that was first identified in the United Kingdom late last year, according to the …

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Delta variant now makes up 83% of cases, CDC director says

[abcnews.go.com – 2021.07.20] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Rochelle Walensky told lawmakers Tuesday the delta variant now makes up 83% of cases, up from 50% at the beginning of this month. “CDC has released estimates of variants across the country and predicted the delta variant now represents 83% of sequenced cases. This is …

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