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Elaf from Washington: US Food and Drug Administration official, Scott Gottlieb, said that infection with the delta variant of corona “could be the most dangerous virus infection in life” for people who did not receive the vaccine.
In statements to the “Face the Nation” program broadcast by the American “CBS News” network, Gottlieb said that because vaccination rates have not reached the level required to stop the spread of the Corona virus, it is likely that most of those who did not receive the vaccine will be infected with the “rapidly spreading and dangerous” delta variant. According to a report published by Al-Hurra website.
The delta variable led to a rise in coronavirus cases in the world and the United States. CNBC says that the number of new infections has risen in all US states. Hospitalizations also increased by 36 percent, and deaths increased by 26 percent. To mitigate the spread of the highly contagious delta variant, some areas in a number of states have reintroduced mask-wearing for all unvaccinated people.
Gottlieb said in this regard that to protect against this dangerous variant, high-quality face coverings, such as N95 masks, are required. “The quality of the mask will make a difference with a variant that spreads more aggressively like Delta, where people are more contagious and produce more viruses,” he said, and advised vaccination to avoid infection.
Gottlieb also said that Delta is more dangerous and deadly when it reaches an unvaccinated body. During his speech, Gottlieb focused on pregnant women, saying that they should contact their doctors to talk about the vaccine “because their delta variant could be very dangerous to their lives and the lives of the fetus.”
After months of decline, Covid infections returned to rise in the United States by 135 percent during the past two weeks and included all states, especially Los Angeles, which witnessed a noticeable increase, according to Agence France-Presse. Continuing skepticism about vaccines amid the spread of misinformation has led to an increase in infections, at a time when health officials are working to reassure people about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.
Rochelle Valensky, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said on Sunday that 97 percent of those who were hospitalized in June were not immune to Covid. Only 48 percent of Americans have fully received the vaccine.
And last Thursday, the World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee warned of a “high possibility” of the emergence of new mutations from the Corona virus, “which may be more dangerous.”
The experts of the committee, who advise the Director-General of the World Health Organization, said in a statement after their meeting, Wednesday, July 14, that “the epidemic is not over yet.” So far, the World Health Organization has reported four worrisome variants, which are “alpha”, “beta”, “gamma” and “delta”.
And the mutant “Delta”, which was first detected in India, is spreading at a high speed around the world, causing a strong re-emergence of the epidemic.
This mutant is much more contagious than others, and is more resistant to vaccines, which nonetheless still provides good protection against more severe forms of Covid-19 infection and the risk of death.
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