Vaccines prove effective against delta variant

By Sophie Boulter and Morgan Miles, World News editor and staff writer The delta variant, a highly contagious variant of COVID-19, became the dominant strain in the United States on July 7. Experts warn that this variant may be more dangerous than the more commonly-known alpha variant. The delta variant is now spreading 50% faster than the alpha variant, which spread approximately 50% faster than the original strain of COVID-19. Dr. Aziz Sheikh, a professor at the University of Edinburgh, emphasized that “The thing we were surprised by is just how rapidly the delta variant took hold.” The new strain … Continue reading Vaccines prove effective against delta variant