Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recently expressed concern over the rise of the delta coronavirus variant as case numbers climb quicker than she expected.
- “Although we expected the delta variant to become the dominant strain in the United States, this rapid rise is troubling,” she said, according to CNN.
But Walensky has a quick fix — vaccination.
- “Widespread vaccination is what will truly turn the corner on this pandemic,” Walensky said, according to CNN. “Please know, if you are not vaccinated, you remain susceptible.”
Third shot to fight delta variant
- USA Today reports that Pfizer wants to create a third vaccine dose to boost immunity for the fully vaccinated. However, the company wants another dose created that would specifically hit the delta variant. It’s unclear if there would be two options for the third dose or you woudl only need one.