Why it’s now more likely you’ll face coronavirus — even if you’re vaccinated against COVID-19

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Serious infections among fully vaccinated remain rare, but delta variant raises risk. While leading vaccines are still providing high levels of protection from COVID-19, the delta variant is proving their toughest adversary yet. Highly contagious and likely capable of producing staggering virus levels inside the human body, the fourth major variant is driving Canada’s fourth wave. It’s also increasing the odds that more Canadians — whether vaccinated or not — will face the virus in the weeks and months ahead. “It’s definitely going to be something we all encounter, at one point or another,” said Dr. Zain Chagla, an infectious diseases specialist at McMaster University in Hamilton. “I think everyone, unless they’re staying at home in a pure lockdown lifestyle, there’s going to be exposures.”

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