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Why is the Delta coronavirus variant faster to make people sick?

Researchers in China say their study of a coronavirus outbreak in the country’s south this year sheds light on why the Delta strain of the pathogen is quicker to make people sick.In a paper published on Virological.org earlier this month, the researchers said the viral loads of the Delta variant grew more rapidly inside the body and caused a person to shed as much as 1,260 times more virus than the original strain last yearThe variant was also quicker to reach a detectable level once a person…

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