The Delta Variant

What is the delta variant?

What makes the delta variant different?

Viruses constantly change through mutation, and new variants of a virus are expected to occur. The delta variant is one such variant that arose from a mutation. 

As a result of its mutations, the delta variant has increased transmissibility, meaning it can spread from person-to-person easier. 

Will the delta variant lead to widespread lockdowns?

Am I protected if I'm vaccinated?

The delta variant has the potential to create "mini-surges" in areas of the United States with low rates of vaccination.

The COVID-19 vaccine is effective against the delta variant. However, those who are unvaccinated are at risk. 

Dr. Fauci on the Delta Variant
The US Surgeon General on the Delta Variant
More Resources on the Delta Variant

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Information about variants is constantly evolving and information is accurate to the time it was updated.