Covid-19: Delta infections threaten herd immunity vaccine strategy

  title={Covid-19: Delta infections threaten herd immunity vaccine strategy},
  author={Owen Dyer},
  • O. Dyer
  • Published 2 August 2021
  • Medicine
  • BMJ
TheCDCpublished theProvincetowndata on 30 July, but a slide presentation mentioning the findings on viral loadwasobtained in advanceby theWashington Post.2 Epidemiologists who were shown these findings told the newspaper that they changed the calculus going forward. “I finished reading it significantly more concerned than when I began,” said Robert Wachter, chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of California at San Francisco. 

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