White House chief medical adviser, Dr. Anthony Fauci, says that the delta variant of the coronavirus is the greatest threat to eliminating COVID-19 in the United States. He also laid out concerns for young people and the unvaccinated during the White House COVID-19 Response Team press briefing. Fauci said delta’s transmissibility is unquestionably greater than the original strain of COVID-19, in the U.K., delta cases now make up more than 95% of new cases, and Fauci says the U.S. has followed the U.K.
“The Imperial College of London did a study in over 100,000 homes, and looked and found that youth were driving the UK surge, with a fivefold higher positivity among children 5 to 12 and young adults 18 to 24, versus people older than 65 years old.”
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