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The Delta variant catches the world unmasked
We have been hearing concerns about coronavirus variants since the outbreak began, but none is as worrying as the Delta strain.
A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a woman to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad, India, June 9, 2021 [File: Mahesh Kumar A/AP Photo]
30 Jun 2021
We have been hearing concerns about coronavirus variants since the outbreak began, but none is as worrying as the Delta strain. At least, so far. From Asia to Africa to South America – the vaccinated, under-vaccinated and unvaccinated are all reaching for their masks. Why does this variant seem so much more alarming than the rest? Could it disrupt Euro 2020? And how does vaccine inequality play a role? That is this episode of The Take.
In this episode: 
Dr Syra Madad (@syramadad), epidemiologist, senior director for special pathogens with the New York City Health System and member of the Federation of American Scientists COVID task force
Dr Salam Gueye (@SalamGueye), World Health Organization Africa’s regional emergencies director
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