Delta Variant Of Covid-19 On The Rise In The US

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Delta variant of Covid-19 that was first found in India now accounts for 18% of new infections in the Western states of the U.S.  The Delta variant is known as B.1.617.2, is also rapidly spreading in the United Kingdom and makes up 60% of all new infections in the country.

New tests by the Public Health England agency shows that the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is highly effective against the new variant when a person receives both doses.  If someone only gets one does, the test showed it was only 33% effective.