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Dr Doug Quarry / Comments on the Infectious Delta Variant

In this edition, Dr Doug Quarry shares vital observations on the “infectiousness” of the Delta variant of COVID-19..and what we should do about it...


CoronaCast 29 June 2021


• The Delta variant has a modification in its spike protein that makes it “stick” better to the respiratory cells after you inhale the virus. This is the main reason for its significantly increased infectiousness.


NSW Health Brad Minister Hazzard


• Report that 24 of the 30 people at the Hoxton Park Party have now returned COVID positive results.

The six who did not become infected were all healthcare workers, who were all at least partially vaccinated.


CoronaCast 29 June 2021


• The Delta variant seems to have a 100% attack rate in households. That means that if one household member becomes infected, it is likely that all household members will also become infected.

This is a significant change from the ancestral “Wuhan” strain of the virus.


Dr Tom Frieden (Former Director of CDC)


• As Delta spreads rapidly, it is acting like a heat-seeking missile targeting those who haven’t yet been vaccinated.

IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR A VACCINE, PLEASE GET VACCINATED ASAP

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