School begins with Covid rates twice as high as August of last year [WIVB]

Published August 30, 2021

WIVB-TV interviewed Tim Murphy, senior associate dean for clinical and translational research at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, about the rising COVID-19 rates in Western New York. “The difference between now and last year is the Delta variant,” said Murphy. He notes that the Delta variant is twice as contagious as the original Covid strain. That helps explain why, even with more than half of the population vaccinated, our local positivity rate is higher than it’s been all summer, and worse than all of last summer.