CNBC’s Meg Tirrell joins ‘The News with Shepard Smith’ to discuss the new Delta Covid variant. A study said that the Pfizer vaccine is highly effective against it after two shots and health experts say the strain is more transmissible than other variants. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO:

Dr. Peter Hotez warned that Southern U.S. states could feel the impact of the highly transmissible Delta Covid variant as early as this summer, due in part to low vaccination rates.

“I’m really holding my breath about the South and what happens over the summer,” said Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children’s Hospital.

“Here in the South, particularly in Louisiana, Mississippi, we’re seeing really low vaccination rates. And less than 10% of adolescents are vaccinated in many of these southern states, so we have a real vulnerability here,” Hotez said.

A new study in the U.K. found Pfizer’s vaccine is 88% effective against the Delta variant, which was first discovered in India.

Vaccination rates vary across the U.S.: More than 50% of the population in many Northeastern states is now fully vaccinated, compared with just around 30% of the population in many Southeastern states, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

On Tuesday, White House chief medical advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci, stressed the importance of vaccines to protect against the Delta variant, which he said accounts for more than 6% of the U.S. coronavirus infections that scientists have genetically sequenced.

Hotez also told CNBC’s “The News with Shepard Smith” that he’s still recommending Covid vaccinations to adolescents, despite CDC warnings over a higher-than-expected number of cases of heart inflammation in 16- to 24-year-olds.

“I’m pretty convinced that the possibility of severe Covid-19 from this new Delta variant is a far bigger concern, so I’m strongly recommending for adolescents to get their two doses of the vaccine,” Hotez said.

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By earmpy

40 thoughts on “New Delta Covid variant is more transmissible than other strains: Health experts”
  1. I smell a set up. This is eerily similar to "warnings" in 2017 of the U.S. not being ready for a pandemic and suddenly we have one!

    They couldn't lock down much longer on this one so they let up with the control and now because they don't have 100% compliance with their edicts (you REALLY think 70% was the goal? COME ON, MAN) they're threatening another one. They had this variant ready to be deployed before the first one was intentionally released.

  2. YouTube does a lot of censoring but at least we can still see in the comments on some videos that this BS mass deception is not fooling everyone. But notice how may news websites do not allow comments, Yahoo for example disabled comments saying it was temporary due to "hate" speech and that was almost one year ago. Covid still has not been isolated. The PCR test is being used fraudulently and Kary Mullis the inventor of the test who said it was not a diagnostic test died just months before the media started the coronavirus BS fear mongering non-stop ( how convenient that Dr. Mullis is not here since he also criticized Fauci publicly ) and the faked full hospitals and inflated death counts due to financial incentives given ( and admitted to by CDC director Robert Redfield ) to hospitals. This has been a planned ( EVENT 201, Clade X, etc ) scam for multiple agendas by a small group of globalist psychopaths and their wide network of sell-out minions. Do not consent! Take off the slave muzzles!

  3. Please, do not take the S. I had a dream about this 7 years ago. It was a warning from God! There is NO WAY I could have known any of it. All glory to Him! I will be praying for you. ❤️🙏

    2014 Dream:

    It took place at a vocational school I went to at the time. Many people were lining up to get this S (adults and children, and my loved ones being included in this) everyone was aware that once they took it, they had 2 minutes to 6 months of life expectancy left. I was begging crying and pleading saying “I don’t want to die yet why is everyone taking this why does everyone want to die??” Then I saw my friend who had passed away 3 days prior to this dream. He was in a black and white tux, and holding a cane. He was sitting on the stairs poking people’s legs as they were going up the stairs. It was like the people couldn’t see him, but I did. My friend said “hurry up and die already, I’m lonely down here”. This was before I was saved by Jesus Christ. This was before I knew about prophetic dreams and how the devil can disguise himself. That was not my friend in the dream, as he was never a sharp dresser.. He passed away when he was 17. At his memorial service, we were encouraged to wear casual clothes because that was how he was.. That wasn’t my friend. It was Satan. Stay away from this S!!!!!

  4. Saw this coming once things started to loosen up. How are the blue state governor/dictators going to keep their jackboot on your neck if you are out and about? Being normal. Being relatively free. -Hey Fauci, your on in 5 minutes!

  5. It seems to me that the unvaccinated owe a debt of gratitude to all of those who have chosen to be vaccinated. At the same time, they could observe the improved state of mind of those who are now vaccinated. I, for example, no longer cringe when in proximity of someone who’s not wearing a face mask. They’re either vaccinated and not a danger — or, they’re not a significant danger to me even if they are unvaccinated.

    In communities where vaccination rates are lower, the number of new Covid cases are still highly problematic. When the more infectious variants arrive, this rate will dramatically increase. Meanwhile, I look forward to receiving my booster shot.

    Note: One lesson that we’re being reminded of is how interconnected we all are and that, in the sense of community, caring about the well being of others is part of the “Golden Rule”

  6. Steroid use will cause a dip in the immune system making one less able to fight off other detrimental infections. It’s only logical

  7. Again 🤦🏻‍♂️… Guys buy guava leaves and boil them in water. Drink on an empty stomach. It has been used in the Latino Communities to fight Covid19 with excellent results.

  8. Bret: “What do we know?”
    Merica: That global MSM make a living of of manufacturing fear, panic, and hysteria to CONTROL minds, movements, and money.
    Live FREE or DIE.

  9. More deceptive propaganda used to control the people. Hold the media accountable, as the did during the Nuremberg trials.

  10. I still don’t know anyone that’s actually been sick with covid, I will not live my life in fear. The only thing we should fear now is this government an do what they are doing to this country

  11. If you’re in this chatroom. Congratulations 🍾🎉🎊🎈you’re still living after a year and a half of this nonsense and unless you suspect your life is in danger today, tomorrow, next week, next month or next year. MOVE ON and help stop the FEAR MONGERING from those who do the devils work in exchange for $$$$ and perceived power. “The devil doesn’t play fair, he can tempt you but he can’t make you do anything you don’t want to. He needs your compliance or consent.
    1Peter 5:8 “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”

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