Fauci's credibility is shot with millions and he has made some very flawed calls, but I can tell you this: Delta variant of Covid-19 is indeed a far deadlier strain and the fact that Pfizer & Moderna vaccines are very effective against it is terrific news.
The Delta variant accounts for 60% of new cases in the U.K. In the U.S., it is more than 6% of cases scientists have been able to sequence, but the actual number is likely higher.
The Delta variant is the dominant strain in India and it is wreaking absolute havoc there. I personally know of a 10-year old girl who got it and was hospitalized, spent two weeks in ICU. Thank God, she survived. So this strain is nothing to mess about.
In the UK, case numbers due to the Delta variant are rising exponentially, sparking fears of a third wave and threatening plans to end lockdown restrictions in England later this month.
Major Chinese city battles Delta Covid variant first detected in India with lockdowns, mass testing.
What makes the Delta covid-19 variant more infectious?
Delta variant is still rare in the US. Let us keep it that way. Luckily, Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are 88% effective against it.

• • •

Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh

Keep Current with Bansi Sharma

Bansi Sharma Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!


Twitter may remove this content at anytime! Save it as PDF for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video
  1. Follow @ThreadReaderApp to mention us!

  2. From a Twitter thread mention us with a keyword "unroll"
@threadreaderapp unroll

Practice here first or read more on our help page!

More from @bansisharma

11 Jun
Someday we will have to explain this to our grandchildren.
[Note: They are all fully vaccinated, and yucking it up in each others faces when not on camera. They all must think most of their countrymen are idiots.]
Away from the photo-op theater, locked in arms:
Whatever else you may do, don't you dare shake hands with each other, because Fauci has not given you permission to do so.
Read 7 tweets
11 Jun
1. Heist Of The Century
Unemployment fraud during the pandemic could easily have reached $400 billion, according to some estimates. The bulk of the money likely ended up in the hands of foreign crime syndicates — making this not just theft, but a matter of national security.
2. When the pandemic hit, states weren't prepared for the unprecedented wave of unemployment claims they were about to face.

They all knew fraud was inevitable but decided getting the money out to people who desperately needed it was more important than laboriously vetting.
3. Haywood Talcove, the CEO of LexisNexis Risk Solutions, estimates that at least 70% of the money stolen by impostors ultimately left the country, much of it ending up in the hands of criminal syndicates in China, Nigeria, Russia and elsewhere.
Read 8 tweets
10 Jun
1. WSJ: ProPublica Bites The Hand That Feeds It

“The Secret IRS Files: Trove of Never-Before-Seen Records Reveal How the Wealthiest Avoid Income Tax” is the headline on a story this week from ProPublica, which also avoids income tax.
2. The story is highly disturbing because someone broke the law in disclosing private tax-return data that ultimately ended up with ProPublica. This appears to be either a case of criminal hacking, an appalling abuse by IRS staff, or perhaps an abuse by foreign government actors.
3. As for the substance of the article, it is nominally about income taxes but it really amounts to a long gripe that the U.S. Constitution prohibits wealth taxes.
Read 8 tweets
10 Jun
1. Biden And European Allies At Loggerheads on China and Russia

That is Axios' assessment based on facts on the ground. And it is bone-chilling at a time when China is clearly a malicious actor on world stage. Let us review the situation.
2. As President Biden departed Washington today, he told reporters he was going to use his first foreign trip to make "clear to Putin and to China that Europe and the United States are tight and the G7 is gonna move."
3. The problem is Biden's statements regarding the allies' shared objectives are not supported by the statements and actions of the allies themselves.
Read 13 tweets
8 Jun
1. WSJ: The American Jobs (Reduction) Plan

Another analysis finds economic destruction in the Biden ‘infrastructure’ agenda.
2. Senate Republicans have been trying to persuade President Biden to accept a scaled-down version of his new spending plans. Given the tax hikes included, a new report suggests that scaling the Biden “infrastructure” plan down to zero might be the best outcome for U.S. workers.
3. The Tax Foundation reports the results of its analysis:
Read 6 tweets
8 Jun
IRS Cannot Be Trusted With Citizens' Data

It is a disgrace that our IRS employees are leaking citizens' private and confidential information to journalists.

All the billionaires mentioned followed the law. The only party that broke the law is the IRS.

This politically motivated attack on the nation's entrepreneurs, who have done nothing wrong, just to build a bogus case for a 'wealth tax' (which is a vicious scheme that will ultimately destitute the middle income earners) is beyond disgraceful.
Wealth tax has failed everywhere it has been tried in Europe. While the 'wealth tax' is always sold by invoking envy of the super-rich, it ultimately falls on the middle income earners because that's where most of the nation's tax revenue always come from.
Read 4 tweets

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3/month or $30/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!

Follow Us on Twitter!