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Ohio’s chief medical officer warns delta variant means it’s ‘when, not if’ unvaccinated will get COVID-19



July 21, 2021

CLEVELAND, Ohio — With the delta variant of the coronavirus spreading in Ohio, the state’s chief medical officer on Wednesday offered a stark warning that anyone who hasn’t received a COVID-19 vaccine will almost certainly develop an infection.

The delta variant accounted for more than 36% of all infections that were sequenced in Ohio during a two-week period ending July 3, said Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, the chief medical officer for the Ohio Department of Health. It represented fewer than 1% of infections just one month earlier.

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