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The U.S. announced new information about the contagiousness of the “delta” strain

The American medical regulator has decided to resume the use of protective masks by US citizens vaccinated against coronavirus infection in connection with new data on COVID-19. This is reported by The New York Times newspaper with reference to the head of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Rochelle Walensky.

Experts have found out that people who are vaccinated against coronavirus and at the same time are infected with the delta strain carry a huge number of viruses in the nasopharynx.

The newspaper points out that this information contradicts previous observations of scientists, according to which vaccinated patients with infection with earlier variants of COVID were only slightly likely to become a source of infection for other people.

It is noted that the internal documents of the CDC say that the “delta” strain is more contagious compared to the viruses that cause MERS, SARS, Ebola, colds, and seasonal flu, and can only be compared with chickenpox.

At the same time, studies do not exclude that the regulator can make the wearing of masks “universal”.

Wilensky did not specify who conducted these studies. According to the NYT, we are talking about specialists who are not employees of the CDC.

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