CDC officials say a growing Delta variants is causing serious illness and spreading as easily as chickenpox. The variant was also more likely to break through the vaccine’s protection, but the health authority says such incidents are rare. Furthermore, the CDC report stated that Delta is highly contagious, more severe than other variants.
It also stated that breakthrough infections are just as contagious as unvaccinated cases. Furthermore, the CDC report said masks and vaccines are still needed to reduce transmission. CDC is expected to publish additional data on the variant on Friday, the NYT said.
Source: The Express Tribune