The ongoing spread of the variant in pockets of low vaccine uptake are troubling because they create more opportunities for the virus to thrive and mutate. Photo: AP The ongoing spread of the variant in pockets of low vaccine uptake are troubling because they create more opportunities for the virus to thrive and mutate. Photo: AP
The ongoing spread of the variant in pockets of low vaccine uptake are troubling because they create more opportunities for the virus to thrive and mutate. Photo: AP

Delta coronavirus variant spreading in unvaccinated pockets of US

  • Delta strain, first identified in India, is growing more than twice as fast as Gamma, variant first seen in Brazil
  • More than 45 per cent of the US population has been fully vaccinated, according to the CDC

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
The ongoing spread of the variant in pockets of low vaccine uptake are troubling because they create more opportunities for the virus to thrive and mutate. Photo: AP The ongoing spread of the variant in pockets of low vaccine uptake are troubling because they create more opportunities for the virus to thrive and mutate. Photo: AP
The ongoing spread of the variant in pockets of low vaccine uptake are troubling because they create more opportunities for the virus to thrive and mutate. Photo: AP
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