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Latest Articles in Delta Variant

2021: A Saga Of Resurgence And Hope

This year must be remembered as an emblem of our unwavering perseverance, our commitment to shape our destinies and our march into an ever-expanding future of rewarding possibilities.

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Is Omicron A Blessing In Disguise?

Till now estimates are that it has at least 3X capacity to spread and some people believe that it is much more than that. Also, it is capable of spreading even when infected person is asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic.

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Booster Shot Of Pfizer Can Cut Mortality From Delta Variant By 90%: Study

The mortality due to COVID-19 among participants who received the booster during the study period (booster group) was compared with that among participants who did not receive the booster (non-booster group).

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Covaxin Shows 50% Effectiveness Against Symptomatic COVID-19 In Real-World Assessment: Lancet Study

The COVID-19 vaccination centre at AIIMS New Delhi exclusively offered Covaxin beginning January 16 this year to all of its 23,000 employees.

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OPEC Trims Oil Demand Forecast Due To Delta Variant

"The increased risk of COVID-19 cases primarily fueled by the Delta variant is clouding oil demand prospects going into the final quarter of the year," OPEC said in a report.

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Study Links Delta With More Hospitalisations

Researchers with Public Health England examined more than 40,000 COVID-19 cases that occurred between March and May, when the delta variant began its surge in Britain, to compare hospitalisation rates.

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Pregnant Or Worried About Infertility? Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19

As an immunologist who studies COVID-19 infection and the ways it can cause the immune system to turn against itself, this misunderstanding comes up frequently in my conversations with friends, family members, and even medical workers who are legitimately concerned about their health and their future ability to have children.

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Pfizer, AstraZeneca COVID Vaccines Less Effective Against Delta Variant: Oxford-led Study

The researchers, however, noted that with Delta, Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine and Oxford-AstraZeneca preventive, known as Covishield in India, still offer good protection against new infections.

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Delta Variant Unable To Evade Antibodies Elicited By Covid Vaccination, Study Finds

Other variants of concern, such as Beta, avoided recognition and neutralisation by several of the antibodies, they said

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Herd Immunity Not A Possibility With Delta Variant, Warns UK Vaccine Expert

The problem with this virus is (it is) not measles. If 95 per cent of people were vaccinated against measles, the virus cannot transmit in the population, Prof. Pollard explained during the online evidence session.

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Dramatic Drop In Covid Deaths But US Must Stay Vigilant About Delta Variant: Biden

Local health officials say there is growing concern about the increasing number of adults and children getting infected with the Delta variant. Biden further said the US is not just vaccinating itself but will also help the world.

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Delta Variant Accounts For 80 Per Cent Of New Covid Cases: Govt Expert Panel Chief

The Delta variant has mutations in its spike protein, which helps it bind to the ACE2 receptors present on the surface of the cells more firmly, making it more transmissible and capable of evading the body’s immunity

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Third Wave Of Covid Pandemic Looks More Real Now: Report

Another big worry is the slowing pace of vaccinations. Daily doses stood at 3.4 million as of July 12, compared to 4 million in June and 2 million in May, on supply constraints and vaccine hesitancy.

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Spread Of Covid-19's Delta Variant Will Substantially Up Cases, Put Pressure On Healthcare: WHO

The global number of new cases reported last week (July 5-11, 2021) was nearly 3 million, a 10 per cent increase as compared to the previous week.

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Delta Variant Ripping Around The World At A Scorching Pace, Driving New Spike In Cases, Death: WHO

“Delta is now in more than 104 countries and we expect it to soon be the dominant COVID-19 strain circulating worldwide,” he said adding that the world is watching in real-time as the COVID-19 virus continues to change and become more transmissible.

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