As of yesterday (6/21), 25 cases of what is considered to be the most contagious COVID-19 variant has been identified in Michigan.

Even though it feels like everything is getting back to normal, we should probably keep in mind that COVID-19 is still out there and now there's a lot of concern for this Delta variant that started to make its way across the state.  Apparently, it's no joke and spreads a hell of a lot faster.

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Dr. Michael J. Ryan, executive director of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Programme:

This particular delta variant is faster. It is better. It will pick off the more vulnerable more efficiently than previous variants. And therefore if there are vulnerable people left without vaccination, they remain even at further risk.

Honestly, I don't know how dangerous or deadly it is, I just listen to the experts.

All of these viruses have been lethal in their own regard. This virus has the potential to be more lethal because it's more efficient in the way it transmits between humans and it will eventually find those vulnerable individuals who will become severely ill, have to be hospitalized and potentially die.

Where in Michigan was the variant found?

According to the Detroit Free Press, this nasty variant has been identified in Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Lapeer and Calhoun counties. If it spreads as fast as they say it does, I'm sure we'll be adding more to the list before too long.

With it being extremely contagious, I worry about my friends and family that have yet to be vaccinated. I don't think this variant will change anyone's mind anyway, hopefully, they're all able to steer clear of it though. I'm not pushing the idea on anyone, you do you. I'm just passing the information along.

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