In the seemingly unending COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important for you to have as much information as possible so you can take the necessary precautions. As you prepare for holiday gatherings, taking the proper steps to protect yourself and your family members is critical. Every virus has variants and mutations that present new challenges, and the COVID-19 delta variant is no different. PulseAir Heart & Lung Centre is here to make sure you know the key facts about the delta variant and how you can stay healthy this holiday season.
The Delta Variant Is More Contagious
According to health officials, the delta variant of the coronavirus is more than twice as contagious as the original virus strain. It is also the most common variant of COVID-19 because it is so contagious.
Delta Variant Symptoms Can Be More Severe
COVID-19 does not impact everyone in the same way. But patients with the delta variant have reported more severe symptoms of the virus. In fact, patients who contract the delta variant are more likely to be hospitalized than patients who contract the original strain of the virus.
Getting Vaccinated Is the Best Way to Protect Yourself
Getting one of the COVID-19 vaccinations remains the most effective way to not only prevent yourself from contracting the virus but to prevent its spread to others. Vaccinated individuals can still contract the virus, known as a breakthrough case, but they are less likely to require hospitalization because the vaccine helps reduce the severity of the symptoms. Most importantly, vaccinated people who do become infected are contagious for a shorter period of time than unvaccinated individuals. Simply put, getting the vaccine is the simplest, safest thing you can do to protect yourself and your family.
If you have any questions about the delta variant of coronavirus and how it can potentially impact you and your family, please contact PulseAir. Our team is ready to answer your questions.