A change in strategy from the CDC could make it hard to know how dangerous Delta is
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- A change in strategy from the CDC could make it hard to know how dangerous Delta is;
- What we know about mixing COVID-19 vaccines;
- The Delta variant makes up 96% of new cases in Missouri.
The CDC stopped tracking most COVID-19 cases in vaccinated people. That makes it hard to know how dangerous Delta really is.
- The CDC stopped monitoring non-severe COVID-19 cases among vaccinated people in May.
- It's hard to assess Delta's risk without knowing what mild breakthrough cases look like - or whether they're becoming more common.
- Vaccines still seem highly effective against the variant, though.
Some experts say J&J vaccine recipients should get an mRNA booster. Here's what we know about mixing shots.
- Some people who got the J&J vaccine are seeking mRNA booster shots.
- The CDC and FDA don't recommend mixing vaccines, but some experts say it can't hurt.
- Early data on mixing vaccines suggests it could trigger a stronger immune response.
The Delta variant is causing more than 80% of new COVID-19 infections in 4 US states, including 96% of new cases in Missouri
- The Delta
coronavirusvariant is causing more than 80% of new COVID-19 cases in four US states.
- Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, and Connecticut have the highest proportion of Delta cases, Scripps Research data shows.
- In Missouri, the highly infectious Delta is causing more than 96% of new cases, the data shows.
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