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The Delta variant is on its way to becoming the dominant strain

Douglas County Health Department in Omaha, Nebraska have said there are 8 confirmed cases of the delta variant, 2 are sick enough for the hospital and neither are vaccinated.

The CDC expects the new strain to pick up steam and replace the UK variant as the dominant strain.

The UK one is being crowded out because the delta variant is able to bind more easily to cells.


Over 60% of people over the age of 17 are vaccinated, but there are still thousands who aren’t, which raises concerns about the spread.

Nebraska’s vaccination rates are so high that experts don’t expect the problems that Covid caused last year to happen the way they did again.

Doctors in Douglas County say that vaccination is important, even if it’s possible to get it again. They say while it is rare, that a tenth of one percent of all vaccinated people contracted it.



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