Covid-19 outbreak in US town shows why we need to continue wearing masks, even after vaccination

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A new type of cloth face mask that can be disinfected by the sun has been invented.
A new type of cloth face mask that can be disinfected by the sun has been invented.
Lyubov Ivanova

The Delta Covid-19 variant has changed the course of the pandemic and is driving outbreaks among both vaccinated and unvaccinated groups.

A new report from the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) revealed how an outbreak in Provincetown, Massachusetts, led to 469 identified cases among its residents.

The majority (346, or 74%) of these cases occurred in fully vaccinated people. Health officials also looked at swab samples from 133 individuals and found that 119 (89%) were infected with the highly infectious Delta variant.

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