Delta Covid-19 variant continues to surge worldwide, but we can slow its spread, say researchers

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The Delta variant has caused a surge in Covid-19 cases in many countries, including South Africa. The variant, which was first discovered in India in December 2020, is the most transmissible form of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to date.

While Delta has changed the course of the pandemic and forced a delay in ending it, with the availability of the Covid-19 vaccines, health officials might be able to slow its spread, say three researchers from Emory University in Atlanta, the University of Michigan and Yale School of Medicine.

Their viewpoint, recently published in JAMA, outlines the spread of the Delta variant, its impact, and what policymakers can do to reduce its spread and prevent it from causing further havoc.

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