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The Delta variant can make it tougher to achieve herd immunity, Experts suggest!

The newest variant of Covid-19, Delta, is once again challenging the world. The Delta variant is heaven making it tougher for humans to grab their herd immunity. The experts say, “With so many areas in the United States with low vaccination rates, the spread of the Delta variant of the coronvirus will make it that much harder for the country to reach herd immunity.”

On Friday, Dr. Rachel Levine, the expert stated, “We don’t exactly know what the herd immunity percentage would be for Covid-19. It would be different for the Delta variant, and higher, because it is more transmissible.”

Notably, the herd immunity is the spot where the virus can no longer infect the humans as the sufficient groups of people have already received their vaccination.

Further, the assistant secretary at the US Department of Health and Human Services, Dr.Rachel stated, “But we know … that people who are vaccinated are protected against this Delta variant. And they’re extremely unlikely to get sick and it’s virtually impossible for them to require hospitalizations.”

The Head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said, “The Estimates vary on how much of the population needs to have immunity to reach that goal. The herd immunity might be reached if 70-85% of people are immune.”

As per the health Officials of The USA stated, “The Delta variant, which was first seen in India, can infect people more easily and causes even more severe illnesses. In California, where about half of the state’s 40 million population is vaccinated, Covid-19 cases are rising, with the Delta variant accounting for 36% of all new cases.”

Dr. Tomás Aragón, California’s public health officer said, “The most important thing we can do to stop the spread of COVID-19, and the variants, ensure everyone who is eligible gets vaccinated.”

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Tina Hayden

Tina is a freelance writer based in Maine. She earned her bachelor’s in journalism at Temple University. She has written several high-level documentations for local magazine. She loves to travel and vlog her vacations when she is not writing. [email protected]

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