“A fourth wave of COVID-19 infection could occur in the next 3-4 months as the summer closes. 71.6% of adults over the age of 65 have been vaccinated with at least one dose of COVID vaccine as of June 2021, but we are still far away from reaching herd immunity defined as 90% of a given population being immune to a virus. Cases are beginning to rise across the country and Washington state is already experiencing a 4th wave. The biggest concerns are variants coming out of India. Specifically, Delta Variant B1.617.2 known as B117 that is currently 6% of all cases in the US. and is ripping through the UK and threatening the UKs reopening process.
Dr. Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease doctor is highly concerned about the Delta Variant becoming the dominant strain in the US. This triple variant COVID strain is causing deadly Mucormycosis “black fungus” infections in India. The CDC and medical professionals believe if testing, social distancing, and mask wearing for nonvaccinated individuals does not continue the US may see a fourth wave of COVID infections in the fall.”
Variants and Vaccines
NY Post Article – Dangerous Indian COVID Variant
CNBC Article – WHO Triple Mutant COVID Variant
NPR – India Reports 9,000 Cases