The variant is as contagious as chickenpox now?

The variant is as contagious as chickenpox now?

Yesterday, the CDC released a document that claims the Delta variant of the coronavirus is not only as contagious as chickenpox, it may even make Americans sicker.

The strain, which is now the most prominent in the U.S., also beats out the common cold, the 1918 Spanish flu, smallpox, and even Ebola in terms of how transmissible it is. 

Officials used dark language to describe the variant: “The war has changed.”

Even among those who are fully vaccinated, there are apparently 35,000 infections being recorded each week.

Almost 6,000 people who received the jab have either gone to the hospital or died from the virus, according to the latest data available. 

“My first thoughts in reading it was that everything is a little bit worse than I thought,” one doctor said. “This document and some of the other information says you’ve got to be open to the possibility that Delta is worse in a number of ways and may upend some of our prior assumptions in ways that are meaningful.”

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Author: Fredrick Frost

Fedrick Frost is the Editor-in-Chief of Morning Bullets. He mainly writes about Politics, The Economy and breaking news. With over 35 years in jounralism he has been influential in helping the morning bullets newsletter readers be informed every morning.