The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been ringing the alarm on the Delta variant of the Wuhan coronavirus, and in an internal document obtained by The Washington Post, claims that it is “as transmissible as Chickenpox.”
According to National Public Radio, that’s not true.
“Chickenpox is one of the most contagious viruses known. Each individual can spread the virus to as many as ‘90% of the people close to that person,'” explains NPR’s unceremonious fact-check. “Is the delta variant that contagious as well? The short answer is no,” per an expert NPR interviewed.
The CDC Said The Delta Variant Is As Contagious As Chickenpox. That’s Not Accurate https://t.co/1qo1q53cib
— NPR Health News (@NPRHealth) August 11, 2021