The most dangerous detail of the delta variant of the novel coronavirus has been revealed, and it’s the main reason why the variant is spreading so fast.
Dangerous delta variant symptom to consider
Eric Topol, a scientist and physician, explained on Twitter: “Part of the challenge that delta presents may be tied to this finding. The variant’s viral load ~1,000X higher than previous strains (reflected by low CTs), more infectious in the early stages of the illness.”
As Fortune explains, the high amount of viral load means the virus can spread faster and at an earlier stage. So it spreads quicker, sooner and easier compared to the original strain of the novel coronavirus.
Why is the delta variant so dangerous?
Per Fortune, the delta variant can spread faster and quicker, and it creates symptoms similar to the original COVID-19. But it will also create symptoms similar to the flu. So, as we get closer to the winter months, it will make it harder for doctors and hospitals to distinguish the two issues.
What about fully vaccinated people?
Per Healthline, experts have said it’s unlikely fully vaccinated people who have had an asymptomatic reaction to the delta variant are spreading it. Experts suggest vaccinated people take in a lesser amount of the viral load, which stops the variant from spreading to the next host, according to Healthline.
However, fully vaccinated people may still want to take proper precautions against the variants by staying out of large crowds or wearing a mask in places where there’s a high transmission rate and low vaccination rate, according to Healthline.