CDC Memo Describes Delta Variant Contagion

Recommendations have been issued regarding vaccination and masks.

An internal memo obtained from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) theorizes the new Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus as contagious as chickenpox. The memo cites yet-unpublished data that reveals the variant is more contagious than the viruses that cause the common cold, smallpox, the seasonal flu, and SARS. This new information is what informed a decision earlier this week from the CDC to recommend masking in indoor spaces in regions where cases are spiking. 

The new recommendations from the CDC have caused many local municipalities to reinforce mask mandates, as well as vaccination requirements for their employees. President Biden ordered all federal employees to either get vaccinated against the virus or submit to regular testing. 

Data has not yet shown the Delta variant to be as deadly as the original coronavirus outbreak.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Director Walensky as she heads the CDC.
  • That the president’s administration would be guided by the most accurate and scientific information and advice.

Sources: The Hill, NY Times, Reuters


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