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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

The dangerous Delta variant of the coronavirus is spreading so quickly in the United States that it's likely the mutant strain will become predominant in the U.S. within weeks, according to a new analysis.

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There's plenty of vaccine available in this country. And has been available for several months.
Those adults not vaccinated have made their decision.

#1 | Posted by Docman at 2021-06-22 06:30 PM | Reply

The vaccines are significantly less effective against this variant.

Meanwhile, the stores are now full of maskless unvaccinated people who are making no effort to maintain any kind of social distance.

I've been vaccinated for months now. I'm still going to wear a mask in public, even if me being one of the few masked people isn't very effective against the virus, at least it's still 100% effective against facial recognition cameras.

#2 | Posted by DarkVader at 2021-06-22 07:39 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

Watch for the Red State/Area Wave.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-06-22 09:30 PM | Reply

The vaccines are significantly less effective against this variant.

By what metric?

The stats I saw reported the Pfizer vaccine (both doses) is 88% effective at preventing disease and 90-something % effective at preventing hospitalization.

But I agree with the masks. The state I'm in has

#4 | Posted by jpw at 2021-06-22 10:46 PM | Reply

Delta Airlines: Could we please name it something else? Thanks.

Corona Beer: Bitch please.

"The vaccines are significantly less effective against this variant.

By what metric?"

The pull it out his ass metric.

www.webmd.com

"The current spread of the infection is being fed by a combination of factors, McNab said.

"The people we are seeing in the hospital are not those who are vaccinated," the doctor said. "I really would strongly encourage people to pursue those vaccinations."

McNab does not expect to see a decline in the cases until vaccination rates increase and people return to being cautious.

"Right now, Missouri in general is 38% vaccinated. For us to have any real measure of protection, we need to reach that 70 to 80% mark to be able to count on herd immunity to protect us," McNab said"

www.yahoo.com

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-06-23 07:30 AM | Reply

Two weeks after the second dose, the differences in vaccine effectiveness by variant were more modest, with the Pfizer/BioNTech jab offering 88% protection against symptomatic disease with the Delta variant, compared with 94% protection against the Alpha variant. For the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, the figures were 67% and 74% respectively.

www.theguardian.com

#7 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-06-24 12:12 AM | Reply

Another source:

LONDON, June 14 (Reuters) - COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer (PFE.N) and AstraZeneca (AZN.L) offer high protection of more than 90% against hospitalisation from the Delta coronavirus variant, a new analysis by Public Health England (PHE) showed on Monday.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce a delay to the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in England due to the spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of concern, first identified in India, which is also associated with a higher risk of hospitalisation among the unvaccinated.

PHE said that the Pfizer/Biontech COVID-19 vaccine was 96% effective against hospitalisation from the Delta variant after two doses, while Oxford/AstraZeneca's offered 92% protection against hospitalisation by Delta.

www.reuters.com

#8 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-06-24 12:15 AM | Reply

#9 | Posted by Finance_Pro

My wife and I are simply going to continue to do what we've done since the beginning of this pandemic: wear a mask in public indoor spaces, order out for food instead of dining in. We've both fully vaccinated, but not willing to take any chances. I personally know a few people who died of COVID, and several others who have been 'long haulers' for months and months.

Taking COVID very seriously. And will probably have to for another couple of years thanks to idiots who won't take simple precautions.

But the vaccines (we got Pfizer) keep vaccinated people out of the hospital and limit the effects of COVID for people who're exposed.

#10 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2021-06-24 01:31 AM | Reply

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