Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the CDC, said Wednesday the AY4.2 sublineage recently identified in the United Kingdom has also been observed in the United States.
R.1 is not a CDC variant of concern or interest
The delta variant has been identified in at least 180 countries, according to the World Health Organization.
Earlier in the pandemic, before the delta variant came around, medical experts said the United States could achieve herd immunity if 60% to 75% of the population was vaccinated or had antibodies.
The Global Emerging Diseases Institute at Tampa General Hospital is a specialized unit for treating COVID-19 patients. Media is rarely allowed inside, but on Friday, September 10, FOX 13 was granted access to the packed facility.
About 60 children are being admitted per day to Florida hospitals for COVID-19, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up from about five per day throughout much of the pandemic — even previous surges.
Sarasota Memorial Hospital reported a recent uptick in vaccinated people needing to be hospitalized for severe illness due to COVID-19, but public health experts are adding context to the increase.
The path to third doses for vaccinated people may not be clear as the nation approaches President Biden’s September 20 rollout goal.
In a statement released by the company on Wednesday, Pfizer-BioNTech said patients who received a booster shot up to eight months after their two-dose regimen were given three times the protection from the novel coronavirus.
Staffing shortages continue to remain a concern for Florida hospitals, as nearly 94 percent of the state’s adult intensive-care unit beds are occupied, data posted Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show.
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Monoclonal antibodies battle the virus by mimicking a person’s immune system and work best when administered early. It's given through an IV and takes about an hour to receive.
Doctors are working out how to get FDA-authorized third doses into immuno-compromised people to protect them against COVID-19, as the federal government considers booster shots for the rest of the general public in an evolving pandemic.
Multiple southern states are seeing a shortage of ICU beds as COVID-19 cases continue to run rampant fueled by the delta variant.
Pasco County emergency responders have reached the point where they have to triage for life-and-death emergencies.
BayCare, Tampa General Hospital, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, and AdventHealth all report the same thing: The COVID-19 delta variant is sending largely unvaccinated people to the hospital.
One expert called unvaccinated people 'sitting ducks' for the delta variant.
Over the last six weeks, there has been an increase in Floridians deciding this is the time to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine hesitancy, while still strong for some, appears to be fading for others.
NIH scientists discovered a new COVID-19 test technique that may reduce test time and cost while increasing efficiency.
The delta variant has quickly gripped the U.S. and now we're learning there may be a delta variant plus, and an epsilon or lambda variant, that could also spread quickly.