As of July 6, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data show that the Delta variant is now the most prevalent form of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States. Given that this variant has ravaged other countries, most notably India at this time, it’s more essential than ever that urgent care providers continue to educate patients on the importance of vaccination against the virus, and the potential for increased immunization rates to save lives and help the economy continue to recover from significant loss of revenue and jobs during pandemic-related shutdowns. The Delta variant, which has been shown to be more transmissible than the original virus and other variants, now accounts for more than 51% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., according to the CDC. The situation is even more dire in certain regions of the country; more than 80% of cases in the Midwest, 74% in the Western region, and 59% in the Southern region are attributed to Delta.
New Data on the COVID-19 Delta Variant Lend Urgency to Boosting Vaccination Efforts