Is The Delta Variant The Last Or Will There Be More?
COVID-19 has mutated a couple times since the pandemic has begun, so will the delta variant be the last?
The coronavirus has wreaked havoc on Michigan, the rest of the United States and most of the rest of the world. COVID-19 has mutated a few times since the pandemic has begun. Some mutations being associated with certain continents but the delta variant seemed to not have any borders.
The fear and concern of new variants is still out there, so will there be others? The answer is simple...yes. As long as there is an active virus that is still infecting people then the possibility of other variants are there.
It's unknown if the next variant will be more dangerous or how often new variants will occur but the one thing scientists know is that there will be others.
The only way to slow or stop new variants from developing is simple, for those who are not vaccinated to get vaccinated. Will this totally stop the coronavirus, no, but it will make it to where there is less chance of spreading and copying itself therefor significantly reducing the possibility of mutating.
According to WOOD, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the delta variant is twice as contagious as earlier versions of the virus. While there is still the possibility of the virus mutating again and becoming even more infectious it probably will not double its transmission rate again.
It is possible that the coronavirus could become more deadly with another mutation but at the same time, it could go the other way and become less contagious.
The concern most researchers have is new variants could become better at evading the protection people develop from vaccination and infections. So don't be surprised if you start seeing updated versions of the current vaccines similar to how the flu vaccine gets updated over time.