TrialSite can confirm that the Delta variant is far less deadly than previous versions of SARS-CoV-2 based on an original analysis of the data from The New York Times and Our World in Data. TrialSite assumes that most cases now occurring during this latest pandemic surge are due to the Delta variant.
It would appear that the transmissibility of the Delta variant is severe, and hospitalization is worsening in mostly southern states. We argue that the situation is still unfolding, so our assumptions and perspective may change if we see new data trends that contradict today's evaluation. While breakthrough infections appear on the rise, the CDC doesn't track such infections if they do not involve hospitalization. This is a mistake as many vaccinated people are at home quite ill.
Herein, we exhibit that the previous SARS-CoV-2 surges were far more deadly because the media doesn't seem to touch on this subject. To demonstrate this, we go back to the previous pandemic surges: first from April 1, 2020, to August 1, 2020, and a bigger surge that occurred starting December 1, 2020, to early March 2021.
We list the number of daily new cases based on a 7-day average and the reported...
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