The Delta variant has a lot of uncertainty surrounding it. There are still a lot of unknowns that scientists are working together to figure out. With vaccinations also being a hot topic, there are concerns about whether or not it effectively stops the Delta variant.
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Are symptoms different than the original strain?
It’s not necessarily accurate to say that symptoms are “different.” Studies and trends have found that symptoms are evolving, however. One study has found that 74% of vaccinated patients infected with COVID experience a runny nose. Headache, sneezing, sore throat, and loss of smell are also the most common symptoms in vaccinated people.
Another study in the U.K. has found that “classic” symptoms are most common among cases. This includes fever, sore throat, cough, and fatigue. In general, symptoms aren’t different between vaccinated or unvaccinated people. However, the severity of symptoms will be different. Most cases will have cold-like symptoms, whereas more severe cases are similar to pneumonia.
If I’m vaccinated, will I have symptoms?
The chance of having symptoms after being vaccinated is 1 in 5,000. If you are that one, symptoms will be significantly less severe and will happen for less time than being unvaccinated. There won’t be a difference in what the symptoms are, however. Receiving a vaccine is absolutely the most effective way to prevent COVID.
Do breakthrough cases have severe symptoms?
Less than 3% of deaths from COVID at this time are people who are vaccinated. It has been found that as cases rise among unvaccinated people, they are growing with vaccinated people as well. This is especially true among vaccinated people who have underlying health conditions.
It’s important to be aware of your health. The COVID vaccine does not protect against other medical conditions, and it will not have the same impact on those who have a strong, healthy immune system. Additionally, those who are over 65 are also among the hospitalized, vaccinated patients.
The COVID-19 vaccine is an important tool in combatting COVID in general. It will help to save lives and can help stop this thing for good. In addition, if you are unvaccinated, be sure to wear a mask when in an indoor public place. Additionally, the CDC has recommended that vaccinated people wear masks indoors, as well.