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WEDNESDAY, June 23, 2021 -- The delta variant of the coronavirus that once crippled India now accounts for 20% of infections in the United States, Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday.
The percentage of the highly transmissible and potentially more dangerous variant doubled in recent weeks, he said Tuesday at a White House briefing on the virus, CNN reported.
"As was the case with [the alpha variant first seen in Britain], we seem to be following the pattern with the delta variant, with a doubling time of about two weeks," Fauci noted.
"When you look at hospitalizations, again, both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Oxford AstraZeneca are between 92 and 96% effective against hospitalizations," Fauci said.
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