July 20, 2021 — The nation’s top health officials said Tuesday that the Delta variant of the coronavirus is racing through the country and now is responsible for 83% of all U.S. cases.
That’s a massive increase from a week ago, when Delta was seen as responsible for just more than half of… Continue reading Delta Variant Now Accounts for 83% of U.S. Cases
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The Washington Post: “What you need… Continue reading What You Need to Know About the Delta Variant
July 9, 2021 — More and more experts are urging the FDA to grant full approval to the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines because it might jump-start the stalled national vaccination program and slow down the surge of the Delta variant infection.
The FDA granted emergency use authorization in December to those two… Continue reading As Delta Surges, FDA Pressured to Fully Approve COVID Vaccines
Ros Atkins traces back the story of the Delta variant and how it delayed the UK’s reopening plans. Source link
Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency said: “Cases are rising rapidly across the country and the Delta variant is now dominant. The increase is primarily in younger age groups, a large proportion of which were unvaccinated but are now being invited to receive the vaccine. Source link
The Delta variant of Covid-19, first identified in India, has changed how the virus is spreading, and the measures governments have to take to stop it. It has also changed the symptoms with a headache, sore throat and runny nose now the most commonly reported. The BBC’s Ros Atkins explains. Producer: Rebecca Hartmann Source link
People may need to be on the lookout for different Covid symptoms, according to researchers. Source link
There have been nearly 30,000 new cases of the variant in the UK in the past week. Source link
Study finds two doses needed to block Delta variant.
6,000 die from COVID-19 in single day in India.
Delta now dominant strain in U.K.
June 10, 2021 — As the highly transmissible Delta coronavirus variant continues to devastate India and spread to other nations,… Continue reading Delta Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know
On Thursday, NI Chief Medical Officer Dr Michael McBride said the decision to reduce the interval between vaccine doses had been taken following updated advice from the independent experts at the JCVI, who had considered the latest available evidence on the Delta variant. Source link