Covid (@UCSF) Chronicles, Day 453— Bob Wachter (@Bob_Wachter) June 13, 2021
1/ I know everybody’s sick of playing 3-dimensional Covid chess. Sorry, but the Delta variant forces us back to the chess board. Ergo, this 🧵.
If you’re fully vaxxed, I wouldn’t be too worried, especially if you’re in a highly vaxxed region.
Some FANTASTIC personal news! I just won the Society of Professional Journalists 2020 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism award for Newspaper Feature Reporting (Non-Daily Publication)!!!— Victoria Brownworth 🎃💀 (@VABVOX) June 13, 2021
THRILLING!!!! Over the moon! https://t.co/CYhJk8xqLc
The reproduction number (r0) tells you how infectious a virus is. The original COVID virus had an r0 of 2.4-2.6. The new Delta variant has a r0 of 5-8. Thats why it spreads so fast. If you dont have your vaccine, get it. If you have unvaccinated children, have them wear masks.— Kurt Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) June 12, 2021
The one variant on a steep rise in the US is delta (B.1.617.2) currently ~10% of sequenced cases, doubling every 7-10 days to become dominant.— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) June 13, 2021
As B.1.1.7 (alpha) fades. And P.1 (gamma) also rising.https://t.co/zVnbNQongG pic.twitter.com/ZPkMHXz8k8
News of the Delta variant -- causing rising hospitalization rates in other countries, especially among younger unvaccinated people, and people with only one shot -- makes the need for EVERYONE 12+ to get fully vaccinated now! https://t.co/XEKP6djoTY— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) June 12, 2021
"The fact it has happened twice in 18 months, two lineages (Alpha and then Delta) each 50% more transmissible is a phenomenal amount of change"—@ArisKatzourakis https://t.co/A4M6dGfxSp— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) June 12, 2021
by @JamesTGallagher @bbchealth pic.twitter.com/PWvIiKYTVC
This is an excellent and up to date thread about the Delta variant.— 🌪Dr.Clare MD FRCP(C) 👻🎃☠️👹😈 (@QuizzicalGirl) June 13, 2021
If you are unvaccinated, your risk of catching #Covid19 only increases from hereon in.
The Delta variant is more transmissible and there are still pockets of the unvaxxed in the US and Canada. #GetYourShot! https://t.co/qmfCEOJ51J pic.twitter.com/JFj1cevret