Health experts push vaccine effort to protect against Delta COVID-19 variant

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (KRON) – Unlike the US, the UK tried to give everyone one dose of the COVID vaccine and delayed the second dose by 3 months.

Now that the Delta variant, discovered for the first time in India, is dominating there, they are playing catch-up.

“We have a lot of people in the UK with just one vaccination and one vaccination so they are more prone to the variant,” said Dr. John Swartzberg, UC Berkeley infectious disease specialist.

Medical experts say that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines against the Delta variant have been shown to be effective, and with high vaccination rates in the Bay Area putting this area in a better position, the Felta variant should take off here .

“I’m not very concerned that it will negatively affect the Bay Area. There are parts of California that could potentially affect concern, ”said UCSF epidemiology professor Dr.

Because of this, infectious disease specialists say more people need to be vaccinated.

“We have the tools we need to apply them as widely as possible.”

If this does not happen, the delta variant will prevail in the USA, which means that the so-called return to normality could take place later than earlier.

Instead of COVID not being an issue like the flu around this time next year, it could be an important thing to deal with in our daily lives and that will be the difference.

Currently, the Delta Virus accounts for more than 6% of all sequences of COVID cases here in the US in San Francisco.

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