97% of hospitalized patients and patients who died from this strain that emerged in India refused to be vaccinated
The Delta variant, characterized by its high contagion rates, is now also the majority in the United States. This strain, which emerged in India according to the World Health Organization, is the cause of 83% of the massive registered infections, known as ‘supercontagions’, which have been shaking the North American territory without restraint in recent days.
The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky. He warned yesterday that this variant of the coronavirus is rampant without control, with a fearsome “efficiency” in its expansion compared to the samples existing at the beginning of the pandemic. As it was already known in Europe, “it is more aggressive and more contagious,” said the scientist accompanied by the coordinator of the Response against covid, Jeff Zients.
Your risk rises in the United States compared to other parts of the planet because the population that refuses to be vaccinated is very high. Among hospitalized patients and deceased patients, practically all – up to 97% – refused to be inoculated, according to statements by Zients collected by the CNN television network.
This same week, Florida, Texas and Missouri, territories with a high rate of deniers, accounted for 40% of all national cases. Florida reported precisely on Thursday two daily records of infections and deaths, 12,647 and 86, respectively.
The United States already has more than 34 million cases after a new day above 50,000, 180% more than last week. According to data provided by the health authorities, some 610,000 people have succumbed to a disease that once again fills hospitals, with an average of 35,000 new admissions each day.
The Delta variant is already the main enemy of the US health authorities, as it is also in other parts of the world. North American immunologists have also been able to verify that the viral load growth is explosive in it and those infected can be contagious the same day they have contact with the pathogen. In addition, the period in which patients without symptoms are able to spread the virus is longer than in other variants known so far. For this reason, it is lethal in the typical outdoor events of the summer season, where relaxation is greater and the use of masks is reduced.
The few studies carried out so far on the Delta strain analyze viral loads and their results indicate that “they are approximately 1,000 times higher than those of previous variant infections on the day the virus is first detected.” In this way, it can be concluded that an infected person infects an average of five people, when the previous ones infected two or three. Hence the speed with which this variant has become strong and is spreading.
Likewise, virologists have found that this mutation is special because its incubation period is shorter: four days instead of six. In addition, those infected can be contagious the same day they have contact with Covid-19. The replication of the virus in the respiratory tract is very high and very explosive. That is, the viral load reaches its maximum peak more quickly.