Just when it seems like we've contained the pandemic, it comes back with a roundhouse kick to our groins.

The Delta variant continues to spread across the U.S. and around the world. Modeling shows that it now accounts for more than 90 percent of new infections, ccording to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

No wonder. The CDC estimates that Delta can be as infectious as chickenpox and only slightly less contagious than measles, which is considered one of the most transmissible viruses.

"The delta variant is showing every day its willingness to outsmart us and to be an opportunist in areas where we have not shown a fortified response against it," CDC Director Rochelle Walensky Walensky said in July.

All of this gave rise to a new meme, called "My Fall plans Vs. the Delta variant" - a painful but relatable and funny take on the ambitious new strain.

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Jayne Kyra
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2 months ago (edited)

My mum collects tins. Nothing is ever as advertised, but they do look lovely!

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

This situation is unBEARable

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Delta is very effective; for every person that the original variant would have infected, delta infects three people. A part of the reason why it's so much more contagious is because an infected person with the delta variant carries 1,000 times more virus than they would have with the original strain.

But that's not all. General practitioner, medical researcher, and founder of PrimeHealth Clinical Research, Iris Gorfinkel, M.D., told Bored Panda that many call delta almost a different disease because of the way it seems to affect children.

"One recent study suggested that long Covid with its ongoing symptoms is a very serious problem for children and that it should not be underestimated," Gorfinkel said.

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Can relate

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denzoren
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2 months ago

Lol. Is this from a movie?

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HempFairy
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2 months ago

This man :-S...

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Most people who catch Covid-19 don't fall severely ill and get better relatively quickly. But a significant number of people have had long-term problems after recovering from the virus - even if they weren't very ill in the first place. That's long Covid.

Guidance for UK health workers describes long covid as symptoms continuing for more than 12 weeks after an infection - severe or mild - and can't be explained by another cause.

According to the NHS, symptoms include:

  • extreme tiredness;
  • shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest pain or tightness;
  • problems with memory and concentration ("brain fog");
  • changes to taste and smell;
  • joint pain.
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Bender Bending Rodríguez
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2 months ago

Love this lol.

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beastmachine.
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2 months ago

Well the second pic too is a fall plan

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Seán Baron
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2 months ago

Ah! Ah! Ah! You didn't say please!

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A study by University College London (UCL), identified 200 symptoms affecting 10 organ systems in people with long Covid, at higher levels than in people who were fully recovered.

They include hallucinations, insomnia, hearing and vision changes, short-term memory loss, and speech and language issues. Others have also reported gastro-intestinal and bladder problems, changes to periods, and skin conditions.

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Sum Guy
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2 months ago

Your fall plans were horrible either way

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Pam Donahue
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2 months ago

This is great, fits the Delta perfectly!

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hobbitly
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2 months ago

Hahaha she butchered him XD

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How severe these symptoms are varies, but they're definitely not something you'd like to be stuck with yourself or see your loved ones battle.

Gorfinkel said that depending on which study you read, up to 30% of children can be affected by long Covid. "Other estimates are much lower than that. But in any case, even if it's 5% (the traditional number was said with previous variances to have been around 10%), what's frightening is that delta is affecting children whereas with other variants, it was mainly adults who comprised long Covid."

Long story short, the Delta variant changes the game. And it very well might change our Fall plans too.

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Georgia Hebert
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2 months ago

Et tu, Bored Panda?

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Aww nooo!!! That was so sad! I was so crushed the first time i saw it! I love that movie but this scene is devastating

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tomandjerry56
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2 months ago

it’s multiplying…..

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LH
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2 months ago

Watch out C.C.!

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N G
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2 months ago

the iceberg didn't lettuce cross the ocean

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Raven Sheridan
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2 months ago

Does anyone else hear that? 🫀

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J Rob
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2 months ago

"With a purposeful grimace and a terrible sound He pulls the spitting high-tension wires down"

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Sam Yobado
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2 months ago

LeVar was robbed, and it was an inside job.

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N G
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2 months ago

That's fly

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Pepper Pots
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2 months ago

What a great movie, I loved it

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Bear Hall
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2 months ago

Okay, I don't get this one. Help!

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tomandjerry56
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2 months ago

duolingo has found yet another way to remind me to do my daily course!!!!!

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Sam Yobado
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2 months ago

Zoinks!

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Delta is cute

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Elsker
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2 months ago

Come little children, I'll take you away, into a land of enchantment...

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Raven Sheridan
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2 months ago

The odds weren't in our favour.

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Hugh Willie Mungous
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2 months ago

Julie Andrews - incredibly talented and a superstar. But not a diva and certainly not the delta option.

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Vicky Z
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2 months ago

Aww.... what exactly is that about?

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HempFairy
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2 months ago

Thank you for the "but seriously". It's all memes and jokes but people are still losing their loved ones! BE SAFE!

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