Ask The Doctors: Delta Variant, Masking And Provincetown

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The pace of new information about the delta variant continues to be breakneck. And a lot of it is coming out of the Provincetown cluster.

What we've learned so far led the CDC to change how we understand this new strain.

"One of the things that we learned in the outbreak in Provincetown is that if you are fully vaccinated and you happened to get infected, that you did have a large amount of virus, similar to many people who are unvaccinated who got infected," CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walenseky told BBC. "But I think the lesson learned here is how well the town did in the context of an immense amount of exposure and high rates of vaccination."

Lots of questions out of Provincetown, the delta variant, new mask guidance and increasing calls for vaccine mandates. We take listener questions with Dr. Sabrina Assoumou, assistant professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and infectious disease specialist at Boston Medical Center, and Dr. Shira Doron, infectious disease physician and hospital epidemiologist at Tufts Medical Center.

This segment aired on August 3, 2021.

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