COVID-19 experts released another detail about the rising Delta variant. Their announcement could encourage more people to get vaccinated, especially since the daily infection cases in the United States and other parts of the world are still rising.
Various medical researchers claimed that unvaccinated people are putting vaccinated individuals at risk of the new strain. This could also mean that if more residents tend to reject the offered free vaccination programs, there's a high chance that Lambda, another new strain of the novel coronavirus, could be as infectious as Delta.
Dr. Alex Huffman, an aerosol scientist, and professor at the University of Denver explained that when the new Delta variant infects an individual, they will receive viral loads, which are a thousand times greater in number compared to the first strains.
This means that government must encourage more people to get vaccinated since the new variant is more efficient at spreading when the infected person coughs, sneezes, and even speaks.
Unvaccinated People Puts You at Risk
According to PBS report, COVID-19 vaccines are really essential since the global novel coronavirus is ravaging various parts of the globe. Huffman explained that government can't control the current health crisis if vaccinated people are below 30% or 50%.
Right now, less than a half of the total U.S. residents have received one and two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca, and other vaccine products. On the other hand, CDC, WHO, and other international health agencies are now reiterating that wearing face masks and other PPEs should be conducted.
Once government officials decided to follow their instructions, this means that Americans and other people across the globe will go back to the start of the pandemic.
"Maybe we stopped wearing masks a little too soon. We don't trust the honor system. The unvaccinated are now putting the vaccinated at risk," explained Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and public health professor at George Washington University and a former public health commissioner for Baltimore.
Vaccines Are Still Not Enough
CNN Health Edition reported that COVID-19 vaccines are not enough to stop the current global pandemic completely. Medical experts reiterated that until the novel coronavirus is fully neutralized, people still need to wear masks and follow safety restrictions.
They added that if government officials decided to lift the safety measures, the rising infected cases will only get worst.
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Written by: Griffin Davis