BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) – Dr. Anthony Fauci issued an urgent new warning on Tuesday, saying more Americans need to be vaccinated to stop a dangerous COVID strain.
The “Delta” variant was first discovered in India and is thought to be more contagious and deadly than other COVID strains. It is responsible for more than six percent of new cases in the United States and an increasing rate of admissions compared to the virus first seen last year.
The Vermont Health Department says the variant has also been confirmed here by a returning international traveler in mid-May.
The variant is now the dominant COVID-1
Health officials say vaccines have been shown to be less effective against this variant when people are not fully immunized.
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