CDC calls Delta strain as contagious as chickenpox - report

Friday, 30. July 2021 07:34

The Delta variant of the coronavirus is as contagious as chickenpox, according to an internal document of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) obtained by several US media outlets. It also said the strain is more easily transmissible than the common cold.

According to the document, the agency should "acknowledge that the war has changed" as the Delta strain is also more likely to affect those vaccinated against COVID-19 and cause more severe disease than the original virus.

Earlier this week, the CDC recommended vaccinated people start wearing masks again in some indoor spaces over concerns about the Delta variant.

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