The Delta variant of Coronavirus is as transferable as chickenpox, leaked Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) internal document warns
The U.S CDC internal report warns Delta coronavirus variant appears to be as transferable as chickenpox
The Delta variant is more transmissible than the SARS-CoV-2 ancestral strain as well as the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, the common cold, the seasonal flu, and smallpox, the document obtained by The Washington Post.
CDC is expected to publish additional data on the variant on Friday, the NYT said. The CDC has also described that universal mask-wearing is still needed to reduce transmission in addition to vaccines.
CDC’s report said that the vaccines are still highly effective to protect people from severe serious disease, hospitalization and death caused by the Delta variant.
The Director of CDC Rochelle Walensky told the Times, the new research showed the vaccinated people infected with the Delta variant carried tremendous amounts of the virus in the nose and throat.