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Will new COVID-19 variants create an even bigger, deadlier pandemic?

At this point in the pandemic, the variants have proven to be stronger, deadlier, and more transmissible than the original strain of COVID-19.

A new study shows that the new variants have a higher chance at causing hospitalization as well as causing illness that can require care in the ICU.

Risk of death is also increased.

The study looked at 200,000 COVID-19 cases between Feb. and June.

The focus was in Ontario, Canada, where the population is around 14.8 million.

The point was to witness exactly how the Delta Variant was able to beat out other strains and become the dominant one.

According to SciTechDaily, experts believe the variants changed the path of the pandemic by increasing the virus’ transmission rates, evading vaccinations to a higher degree, and creating a more severe viral load or sickness.

This creates a formula for an even deadlier pandemic.

Unless another deadlier variant beats out the Delta Variant, experts remain hopeful that it will be the final wave.

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