The recent discovery of the COVID-19 Delta variant has many people worried about their risk of developing this fatal disease. This blog post will discuss the risks of the COVID-19 Delta variant, and how it can affect both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals. It also discusses what you should do if you are not vaccinated against these diseases.
This blog post is important because it helps to inform readers on how they may be affected by the discovery of this new virus strain, especially when there is still uncertainty in terms of its effects on certain segments of society like those that have been vaccinated or not at all.
Delta Variant is More Contagious
The new version of COVID-19 (COVID-19 Delta) is more contagious than the original, and we’re desperately trying to find a vaccine that’ll help us contain it.’ A small group of scientists and military personnel were arguing about some data on a projection screen. ‘It won’t be long before Delta wipes out our whole species.’
‘You don’t know that. We’ll find a vaccine, it just might take us longer than we thought.’
‘Yeah, but what if it doesn’t? What if Delta kills every last one of us?’ A red-haired woman argued back. ‘We should get out there and start ridding the world of this virus.’
‘…but we don’t even know where the first infection spawned from. Who’s to say that there aren’t more out there?’ The red-haired woman slams her fists on the table. ‘We can’t just sit here and do nothing! We have to go out there and save as many people as we can!’ A man behind her says something, but she ignores him. ‘We can’t let them die out there! We have to try!’
‘Calm down, please.’ A woman in a lab coat stands up from her chair at the end of the table. ‘I understand your concerns about this virus, but we need to think rationally if we want to come up with a solution to this problem. Now, if we could find the original source of this infection, then that would help us in our search for a cure. As it is, Delta might actually help speed up our search by spreading itself.’
Vaccinated people are less likely to get sick with the COVID-19 Delta Variant
Abstract: In recent years there has been a sharp rise in the COVID-19 delta variant, a virulent influenza strain with no vaccine or cure. To try to fight this new pandemic, researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently conducted a study of how people’s immune responses change after receiving a flu vaccination within one year of being infected with the COVID-19 delta variant.
The results of the study show that people who were already vaccinated for flu within a year were less likely to become ill from COVID-19 delta variant infection, and also had a milder form of the disease if they did contract it. The vaccine’s effectiveness was similar regardless of how many vaccinations the person had received in the past.
The vaccine’s overall effectiveness was 41%. The formula for this calculation can be found in an accompanying article.
Unvaccinated people are more likely to get sick with the COVID-19 Delta Variant
In the wake of Toronto’s recent measles outbreak, it’s been suggested that those who choose not to vaccinate themselves or their children should be fined. It’s argued by some that the infected individual ignored all evidence and research, contaminating everyone within a certain radius.
But what if there is no single source? Analyses have shown that even in this case, unvaccinated people in the area were 2.5 times more likely to become sick with COVID-19 Delta Variant than vaccinated people.
People who chose not to vaccinate themselves or their children should be fined?
To blame a single individual for an outbreak that affects everyone is irresponsible and dangerous. Completely unvaccinated people are even more likely to become infected during an outbreak than vaccinated individuals.
To blame a single individual for an outbreak is inappropriate and ignorant. Unvaccinated people are even more likely to be affected by the disease than vaccinated individuals.
Unvaccinated people are 3 times as likely to get sick with the COVID-19 Delta Variant compared to vaccinated individuals during an outbreak.
The risk of contracting the COVID-19 Delta Variant is high for those without vaccination. While scientists have been studying how to create a vaccine for Delta Variant, it would be prudent for you and your loved ones to get updated with vaccinations as soon as possible. We can help answer any questions or concerns about vaccines so that there are no surprises when someone falls ill from this variant virus!