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"We Should Think About Delta Variant as the 2020 Version of Covid-19 on Steroids": Andy Slavitt

The Sentinel AssamBy : The Sentinel Assam

  |  2021-07-09 12:30:30.0

Twenty-four states have seen an uptick of at least 10% in Covid-19 cases over the past week as health experts and the federal government keep pressing for more people to get vaccinated. The rapid spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus has only ratcheted up the pressure. The Delta variant is twice as infectious as the 2020 version of Covid-19, said Andy Slavitt, a former senior adviser to President Joe Biden's Covid response team.

"Fortunately, unlike 2020, we actually have a tool that stops the Delta variant in its tracks: It's called vaccine," he said. ⁠

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