Experts on the delta variant peak: What we do in the next weeks will determine future virus situation

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It will still take a few weeks for the delta variant of the coronavirus to peak.

According to healthcare professionals, the intensity of its damage will be determined by our current actions up to the period it arrives.

The Bay Area has been affected by the surge of the more infectious COVID-19 delta variant. In terms of hospitalizations and deaths, when will this current variant’s surge reach its height?

Determining the specific timeline for the peak of the virus is very fluid, with multiple factors contributing to its rise.

Some of the key factors were laid down by Dr. Karin Shavelson of MarinHealth Medical Center.

“For example, school’s reopening… how will that impact the peak? Travel. Everyone is traveling for vacation for the summertime and that means you’re mixing with people from other parts of the country where there’s a lot more COVID,” Shavelson said. ”There’s a lot we can’t predict, unfortunately. I’m being asked a lot of questions… ‘Can I have my wedding in September? Can I go to Hawaii in October?’ My answer is ‘I don’t know yet.”

“While this 4th surge will present challenges, we are in a much better place. Our behavior in the coming weeks will also play a huge role in how bad the peak will be when it does arrive.”

Health officials encourage those who are not feeling well to subject themselves to testing, KRON4 reported.

More than anything else, Dr. Shavelson said that people who have not received the COVID-19 vaccine yet should get vaccinated.