90% may need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 due to delta variant

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New York Daily News

Multiple medical authorities believe the population’s vaccination rate may need to approach or exceed 90% in order to reach an optimal level protection against COVID-19. The prominence of the delta variant of the virus has further increased the urgency for people to get vaccinated, the officials told USA Today in a report published Sunday. “What we’ve learned with delta and looking beyond delta, is … to give you that true population-level protection, you need to be in excess of 90%,” Tom McCarthy of the Rhode Island Department of Health told the newspaper. A similar sentiment was shared by D…

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