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WHO says fully vaccinated people SHOULD wear masks and social distance to protect against Indian 'Delta' variant but CDC has not changed its guidance

 The WHO wants fully vaccinated people to wear their masks and practice social distancing to protect themselves against the delta variant, but the CDC hasn't followed suit. 

The World Health Organization made the announcement Friday, and Dr. Mariangela Simao - WHO assistant director-general for access to medicines and health products - said, 'Vaccines alone won't stop community transmission.' 

'People need to continue to use masks consistently, be in ventilated spaces, hand hygiene ... the physical distance, avoid crowding,' Simao said during a press conference from the WHO's Geneva headquarters, CNBC reported. 

'This still continues to be extremely important, even if you're vaccinated when you have a community transmission ongoing.' 

The WHO's recommendations clash with what a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention official told Fox News on June 15, which is that fully vaccinated people have a 'high degree of protection;' although those who aren't vaccinated are at risk. 

The World Health Organization urges people to continue wearing masks and social distance to protect against the delta varant

The World Health Organization urges people to continue wearing masks and social distance to protect against the delta varant

CDC officials haven't changed guidelines for fully vaccinated people and have said the vaccinations will protect against the 'Indian' delta variant

CDC officials haven't changed guidelines for fully vaccinated people and have said the vaccinations will protect against the 'Indian' delta variant

During the pandemic, specifically in the last three months, critics of the WHO have said the global health organization failed to exercise its leadership and accused it of being a Chinese pawn and falling for the country's propaganda. 

In particular, critics have ripped WHO for its lack or decisiveness in handling the outbreak in Wuhan and not getting definitive answers from Chinese officials. 

The delta variant, which was first seen in India, is considered by WHO as 'the most transmissible of the variants identified so far,' and warned it is now spreading in at least 85 countries. 

Known as B.1.617.2, the Delta variant has been labeled as a 'double mutant' by India's Health Ministry because it carries two mutations: L452R and E484Q.

L452R is the same mutation seen with the California homegrown variant and E484Q is similar to the mutation seen in the Brazilian and South African variants.

Both of the mutations occur on key parts of the virus that allows it to enter and infect human cells.

WHO officials have said this mutant strain of COVID is the fastest and fittest coronavirus strain yet, and it will 'pick off' the most vulnerable people, especially in places with low vaccination rates, CNBC reported. 


Many who have contracted this particular strain COVID have reportedly needed more oxygen and intensive care treatment. 

Early last week, the CDC upgraded its classification of the delta variant from 'variant of interest' to a ' variant of concern' because of 'mounting evidence' that it's more contagious than other variants.  

The CDC has three levels of variants: variant of interest, variant of concern and variant of high consequence. Currently, the CDC doesn't have any variants of high consequence, and the delta variant is one of six 'variants of concern.' 


 Despite the upgrade, the CDC hasn't changed any of its guidelines since May's announcement that fully vaccinated people don't need to wear masks inside or outside, except for a few exceptions like public transportation. 

Since then, masks have become a rare sight in the US, as all 50 states have rolled back many of their COVID restrictions.      

In the US, Missouri has been hit hardest by the delta variant, with officials saying on Thursday that the mutant strain already makes up more than half of all new infections in the state.

The variant is also prevalent in Colorado, where it makes up 40 percent of daily new cases. 


The mutant strain has been wreaking havoc in the UK, causing infections to spike 50 percent in one week and hospitalizations to rise by 15 percent.  

On Tuesday, the UK recorded 11,625 new cases of COVID-19, which is the most reported since mid-February.

A recent report from Public Health England (PHE) found that more than 90 percent of virus cases in the country are now linked to the variant.

The variant forced Sydney - Australia's most populous city - to shut down for the second week as authorities struggle to control the outbreak. 

More than 80 cases of the infectious Delta variant have been recorded in Sydney as 5million people are now facing strict stay-at-home restrictions.  

1 comment:

  1. Funny how the Indian government said the the "Indian Variant" is a lie...but the liars still persist with their lies but they changed it a bit and added delta..... Didn't the USA once say no to the UN and canned it after WW1, but no the Rothschild had to try again after their second world war but succeeded with that scam....Time American Bulldozed that UN building in Jew York

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