How the Delta variant’s remarkable ability to replicate threw new twists into the Covid-19 pandemic

One of the key reasons the Delta variant has ignited new surges of Covid-19 infections across the United States is its remarkable ability to make copies of itself.

That skill has helped make Delta far more transmissible than any other iteration of the coronavirus seen thus far. But its replication prowess could also be at the heart of the other twists Delta has thrown into the pandemic, including the increase in breakthrough infections with the variant and why it potentially causes severe Covid-19 more often.

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How the Delta variant’s remarkable ability to replicate threw new twists into the Covid-19 pandemic

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