About the Delta Variant: Vaccines are highly effective against severe illness, but the Delta variant causes more infections and spreads faster than earlier forms of the virus that causes COVID-19.
What You Need to Know about Variants
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The Delta variant, which was first detected in India, is roughly twice as infectious as the original virus and as much as 60 percent more transmissible than the Alpha variant, which was first identified in Britain.
Risk of Hospitalization Doubles With Delta Variant, Study Finds - The New York Times
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The Delta variant is more than twice as contagious as previous variants , and there's data that suggests it might cause more severe illness.
What Does the Delta Variant Look Like in Kids? - Healthline
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• The Delta variant is more contagious: The Delta variant is highly contagious, more than 2x as contagious as previous variants.
Delta Variant: What We Know About the Science
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