Do vaccines work against the delta variant?
The Wall Street Journal published a new analysis piece this week that offered some reassuring data about the vaccines and the delta variant.
The data so far suggests that vaccines are still working against the delta variant. For example, a study from the United Kingdom found that COVID-19 vaccines have been preventing severe illness from the delta variant so far — a welcomed sign as coronavirus cases continue to climb around the world because of the variant.
- “The vaccines are as good as first heralded, even against new variants,” The Wall Street Journal reports. “That unvaccinated people are still being hospitalized underscores the continuing need to get as many people vaccinated as possible.”
- “If you’re vaccinated, you have a very high degree of protection from all of the variants that we are aware of circulating in the United States,” she said.
Which COVID-19 vaccine will stop the delta variant?
- The companies — which developed a third COVID-19 vaccine that they will seek approval for in the future — said this new shot would specifically fight off the delta variant, USA Today reports.
- It’s unclear when this shot would be offered, especially since they have not started trials on the delta variant shot.