The 6 Factors That Will Determine the Severity of the COVID-19 Surge in the U.S. This Fall
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Here we go again. The United States is now experiencing a fourth wave of COVID-19, with very rapidly rising infections. The surge in new daily cases is driven by the Delta variant, which makes up 83% of sequenced samples in the U.S. and which is estimated to be twice as transmissible as the original strain. One of the reasons that Delta spreads more easily is that a person infected with this variant has a viral load 1,000 times higher than someone infected with the original version of SARS-CoV-2.
Hospitalizations and deaths are also rising, though more slowly than cases, reflecting the...
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Half of Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Will Develop a Complication, According to a New Study
1 month ago - By Self
The study included more than 70,000 COVID-19 patients.
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