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Kartik Cherabuddi addresses concerns about delta variant

The coronavirus continues to mutate and evolve, and the delta variant is causing particular worry among infectious disease specialists. The variant has a small but rapidly increasing foothold in the U.S. and is already dominant in the United Kingdom.

In a recent UF Health article, Kartik Cherabuddi, M.D., associate professor and epidemiologist in the UF College of Medicine’s division of infectious diseases and global medicine, answered questions regarding the delta variant and why it concerns him more than any that has come before. He emphasizes the importance of getting fully vaccinated as a preventive measure.

“The important difference with delta is that data indicate one dose of the Pfizer vaccine provides only 33% effectiveness,” he explained. “So it is really important to get both doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.”

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Published: June 29th, 2021

Category: News