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Delta Variant Throws Covid-19 Vaccines For A Loop

Doctor in protective gloves and protective medical clothing holding open test tube and taking out sampling swab for novel Covid-19 test in laboratory. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR
Doctor in protective gloves and protective medical clothing holding open test tube and taking out sampling swab for novel Covid-19 test in laboratory. Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR

All the uproar about getting a Covid-19 vaccine might be taking a big pause right now.

A new study suggests the Delta variant of the virus has significantly diminished the effectiveness of the three COVID-19 vaccines being used in the United States.

Researchers looked at 800-thousand vaccinated U.S. service members and found the Delta  strain of the Covid-19 virus reduced the Moderna vaccine from 89-percent to just  58-percent effective.

The effectiveness of the Pfizer vaccine dropped from 87-percent  to 45-percent.

And the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine took the hardest hit.

The study reports the J& J vaccine’s original 86-percent effectiveness dropped to only 13-percent when the Delta variant hit.

The findings are published in the journal Science.

 

Doctor in protective gloves and protective medical clothing holding open test tube and taking out sampling swab for novel Covid-19 test in laboratory.

Photo from Alpha Media Portland OR


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