'Delta' variant is spreading in the United States

Published June 10, 2021

A report on WBFO about the “Delta” variant of COVID-19 spreading in the U.S. quoted Nancy Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB. “It's already responsible for six percent of the cases in the U.S. It's spreading primarily among younger people. It's highly transmissible,” said Nielsen, who added that current vaccines are effective against the Delta variant, according to the report. “So, the key is to get vaccinated.” Nielson was also quoted on WGRZ on New York State about to achieve a 70% vaccination rate weeks before President Biden’s goal of all states reaching this level by July 4. Nielsen said this is “terrific” news.