Beta coronavirus variant: What is the risk?

There are fears that this version of coronavirus, first identified in South Africa, is Source link

Covid vaccines still effective against Delta variant

But the jabs were more effective against the Alpha variant, the largest study of its kind suggests. Source link

Delta COVID Variant May Increase Risk of Dating, Expert Says

Aug. 13, 2021 — The dating behaviors of adolescents and young adults pose a challenge to fighting the COVID-19 pandemic because some young people prioritize their relationships over the risk of becoming infected and may not comply with recommended preventive measures. “Recent research indicates that many [adolescents and young adults] are noncompliant or… Continue reading Delta COVID Variant May Increase Risk of Dating, Expert Says

Will the Delta Variant Peak and Then Burn Out?

Ali Mokdad, PhD, chief strategy officer for population health, University of Washington, Seattle. Eric Topol, MD, executive vice president, Scripps Research; founder and director, Scripps Research Translational Institute, La Jolla, CA; editor-in-chief, Medscape. Justin Lessler, PhD, professor of epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health… Continue reading Will the Delta Variant Peak and Then Burn Out?

Delta Variant Now Accounts for 83% of U.S. Cases

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

What You Need to Know About the Delta Variant

CDC: “SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions: Variant of Interest,” “SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions: Variant of Concern,” “SARS-CoV-2 Variant Classifications and Definitions: Variant of High Consequence,” “Selected Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern: B.1.617.2,” “COVID Data Tracker: Global Variants Report,” “Selected Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Interest: B.1.427.” The Washington Post: “What you need… Continue reading What You Need to Know About the Delta Variant

Covid: Woman aged 90 died with double variant infection

Lead researcher Dr Anne Vankeerberghen, from the OLV hospital in Aalst, Belgium, said: “Both these variants were circulating in Belgium at the time, so it is likely that the lady was co-infected with different viruses from two different people. Unfortunately, we don’t know how she became infected. Source link

Coronavirus: Health Secretary Matt Hancock holds Downing Street news briefing

The health secretary holds a Downing Street briefing as 147 cases of the South African variant are confirmed. The PM has said he is ‘very confident’ about all … source

Ros Atkins On… How the Delta variant took hold in the UK

Ros Atkins traces back the story of the Delta variant and how it delayed the UK’s reopening plans. Source link

UK Covid infections rise as Delta variant dominates

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