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Delta Variant Is “About a Thousand Times” More Infectious, Scientists Warn

Here’s what it means for masks and vaccines.

7/28/2021 12:35:00 AM

Everything you need to know about the Delta variant ⤵️

Here’s what it means for masks and vaccines.

for areas with high transmission, with director Dr. Rochelle Walensky saying, “The CDC recommends fully vaccinated people wear masks in public, indoor settings to help prevent the spread of the Delta variant and protect others.”“This includes schools,” Walensky explained. “CDC recommends that everyone in K to 12 schools wear a mask indoors, including teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time, in-person learning in the fall with proper prevention strategies in place.”

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“With the Delta variant, vaccinating more Americans now is more urgent than ever," Walensky added. “The highest threat of cases and severe outcomes is happening in places with low vaccination rates and among unvaccinated people. This moment — and most importantly, the associated illness, suffering, and death — could have been avoided with higher vaccination coverage in this country.”

The WHO had already said that, yes, even vaccinated people should mask up. “What I can say is that when we take measures to prevent transmission, we take measures to prevent transmission against droplet and aerosol and airborne,” Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO’s COVID-19 technical lead,

said at the June 25 press conference. “Take those measures. Wearing that mask. Making sure you have clean hands when you put on and you take off a mask. Make sure that if you are indoors, that you have good ventilation. In some situations it is as simple as opening up a window, if it’s safe to do so.”

“We need to ensure that people who are sick and infected don’t get the opportunity to infect others. We have to ensure that the environments we work in, be it the air or the surfaces in the environments we’re in, are appropriately sanitized,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme. “We have to reduce our own exposure, so we get exposed to less virus, which is the infectious dose, and we have to ensure we’re wearing masks and doing other things to prevent us inhaling particles that will cause us to be sick.”

“What we’re saying is: Once you’ve been fully vaccinated, continue to play it safe because you could end up as part of a transmission chain,” Dr. Bruce Aylward, a senior advisor to the WHO director-general,said at the same press conference last Friday

. “I think the first message we want to be careful about is saying, ‘Once you’re vaccinated you can just go ahead and do whatever.’ Yes, you can reduce some measures, and different countries have different recommendations in that regard, but there is still the need for caution.”

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