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

What are the Delta variant symptoms?

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

Headache and runny nose linked to Delta variant

People may need to be on the lookout for different Covid symptoms, according to researchers. Source link

Covid: Unvaccinated most at risk from Delta variant

There have been nearly 30,000 new cases of the variant in the UK in the past week. Source link

Delta Variant and COVID-19 Vaccines: What to Know

Highlights: 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

Delta variant: NI reduces time between Covid-19 vaccine doses

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

Covid: People in hospital with Indian variant not increasing significantly – NHS boss

Meanwhile, Dr Adam Kucharski, a member of the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M) that advises the government, said there were a “number of concerning signs” following the earlier finding that vaccine first doses aren’t as effective against the Delta variant and that people infected with the variant could be more likely to need… Continue reading Covid: People in hospital with Indian variant not increasing significantly – NHS boss

Covid: Indian variant 'now dominant' in the UK

Confirmed cases of the Indian variant have risen to 12,431 in the UK, according to new data from Public Health England Source link