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CDC Finds Delta Variant Just as Transmissible in Breakthrough Infections, More Contagious Than Flu

HeadlineJul 30, 2021

According to an internal CDC report, infections of the Delta variant could be just as transmissible from breakthrough infections in vaccinated people as from the unvaccinated and could be more severe — with each infected person able to infect eight to nine others. The document also said the Delta variant is as contagious as chicken pox and more contagious than the viruses that cause the common cold, the seasonal flu and other easily transmitted illnesses.

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