What You Need to Know About the Delta Variant of COVID-19

One of the latest terms to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic is the Delta variant. Appearing to be more contagious than previous variants, Delta has become the most common variant of COVID-19 in the United States. Sean Liu, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, explains why the spread of this variant is concerning given that large swaths of the public remain unvaccinated.

0:00 Intro

0:09 What is the Delta variant of COVID-19?

0:27 Why is there a concern over this variant?

0:38 For those who are fully vaccinated, does the Delta variant pose a risk?

1:00 What do you see as a physician caring for patients?

1:22 Why are vaccines so important at this stage of the pandemic?

1:53 Are there any other key points that patients and consumers need to know?

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