Is the Delta Variant Viral Load 1260 Times Higher?

THE CHEKING PROCESS – The figure is put forward by Chinese researchers in a recent study. Is he credible? What are the implications of such virus production?

THE QUESTION. Has anything been found to explain the unprecedented dynamics of infections by the Delta variant of Sars-CoV-2? Work carried out by scientists from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) in the Chinese province of Guangdong sheds new light on the ability of this variant, first identified in India at the end of 2020, to be transmitted more easily.

More viruses, faster

The figure has been circulating for a few days, including in the hemicycle where the deputy LaRem of Isère, Caroline Abadie, brandished it to justify in front of the rebels the bill on the health pass: “ New variant, new deal. This Delta variant has a viral load 1260 times greater than the first strain. (…) What we have done in the Senate today is a long CMP to put in place the measures that are necessary for the situation.

However, can we say that the viral load, that is to say

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