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Wealth of Health: Delta variant twice as resistant to vaccines

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                                Medical workers carry a patient suspected of having COVID-19 on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, Russia. Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations to outpace the spread of the delta variant in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with patients.

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    Medical workers carry a patient suspected of having COVID-19 on a stretcher at a hospital in Kommunarka, Russia. Countries across Europe are scrambling to accelerate coronavirus vaccinations to outpace the spread of the delta variant in a high-stakes race to prevent hospital wards from filling up again with patients.

The delta COVID mutation is at least twice as contagious as the original strain. In a recent study in Israel, roughly half of the adults infected in a delta outbreak were fully vaccinated with the Pfizer vaccine. Read more

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