As data from US and foreign studies comes in and the Delta version spreads swiftly among the unvaccinated, officials in the United States are moving toward suggesting COVID-19 Booster shots for persons who have already been vaccinated. The Delta form of the coronavirus, which is more than two times as infectious as the original COVID-19 virus and has now been found in 117 countries, is causing a global outbreak.
In the United States, new outbreaks have been discovered in Tennessee, Illinois, and Missouri, with frightening numbers in Florida, Texas, and Arkansas. Emergency response teams from the federal government have been dispatched to Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arizona. According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 90% of US counties are seeing “substantial or significant transmission” of the virus.
The World Health Organization has recommended for a halt on Booster shots until a larger percentage of the world’s population has been vaccinated. Jeffrey Zients, the White House Covid-19 Response Coordinator said, “If and when there’s a decision, we are prepared, we have the supply and people will be able to get a Booster in a fast and efficient way, if and when that science dictates.”