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Surge in Delta Variant Spread Urges WHO to warn People about Masking Up

As the highly contagious Delta form spreads swiftly around the globe, the World Health Organization recommended fully vaccinated persons to continue to wear masks, maintain social distance, and exercise other Covid-19 pandemic safety precautions on Friday. People cannot be considered safe simply because they received the two dosages.

They must continue to defend themselves. Vaccines alone will not be enough to prevent community transmission. People must continue to wear masks, remain in ventilated spaces, maintain hand hygiene, maintain physical distance and prevent crowding. Even if you’ve been vaccinated, this is still crucial if you’re in the middle of community transmission.

The World Health Organization’s remarks come as some countries, notably the United States, have virtually abandoned masks and pandemic-related restrictions in the wake of the Covid vaccines’ success in reducing new infections and deaths. According to data provided by Johns Hopkins University, the number of new infections in the United States has remained stable over the last week at an average of 11,659 new cases per day.

Nonetheless, over the previous few months, the number of new infections has decreased. Officials from the World Health Organization have asked fully vaccinated persons to continue to “play it safe” because a vast section of the world is still unvaccinated, and extremely dangerous variations like Delta are spreading in many countries, causing outbreaks.

According to the Wall Street Journal, roughly half of the adults afflicted in an outbreak of the Delta strain in Israel were fully vaccinated with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, leading the Israeli government to reinstate an indoor mask requirement and other precautions.

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