Delta Variant Continues to Spread in Domestic U.S.

New Variant Could Cause Widespread Issues

Covid Updates: Pfizer and BioNTech Are Developing an Updated Vaccine for Delta Variant

The Delta and Beta variants are a becoming a real problem, especially in countries like Africa which are struggling to contain the spread. Thankfully, Pfizer and BioNTech have planned for these developments.

  • Delta may be able to dodge some immune systems, but most who have obtained the vaccine will be properly covered.
  • Delta has become the most dominant strain, as was predicted by the CDC.
  • Pfizer and BioNTech are developing an updated vaccine that specifically targets Delta. Clinical trials should be updated in August.

There have been promising results from those who have gotten a third dose of the original vaccine but neither company has released that data.


Tracking the Coronavirus ›

  United StatesAvg. on Jul. 8 14-day change
New cases 16,208 +39% cases trajectory last two weeks
New deaths 194 –38% deaths trajectory last two weeks
WorldAvg. on Jul. 8 14-day change
406,048 +11% cases trajectory last two weeks
7,538 –9% deaths trajectory last two weeks

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Max Jenkem

Lead reporter. Max Jenkem covers American politics and elections for Victory News

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