What should I know about the delta variant?

Image Source : AP The delta, first detected in India, has quickly become dominant wherever it has landed, including the US. It’s the most contagious coronavirus mutant so far in the pandemic, but COVID-19 vaccines still provide strong protection against it. Nearly all hospitalisations and deaths are among the unvaccinated. Still, the US Centers for … Read more

Delta Variant Responsible for 77% Covid-19 Infections Across Karnataka, Predominant Variant Among Children Too

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Genome sequencing of the virus during the second Covid-19 wave revealed that the Delta variant of the Coronavirus has been the predominant one causing infections among children in Karnataka. “There is no distinctive variant in children infected with the coronavirus. It is mainly Delta that is seen, almost predominantly Delta,” Prof V Ravi, nodal officer … Read more

What ‘Very Real Fourth Wave’ Caused By Delta Means For US

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A surge in Covid-19 cases across the U.S. brought on by the fast-spreading delta variant is increasing pressure on U.S. drug regulators to fully approve Pfizer Inc.’s vaccine, the first one to apply for full licensure in the U.S. Full approval could help the Biden administration ramp back up its immunization drive and reassure vaccine … Read more

Scientists find drug cocktail effective against Delta, Beta variants

Image Source : AP The molnupiravir-baricitinib combination was identified for possible treatment, the report said. (Representational Image) A team of researchers in Singapore has found a combination of antiviral and anti-inflammatory drugs that can be used to treat Covid-19 patients with mild to moderate disease. The team from National University of Singapore (NUS) found that … Read more

Delta Variant Spreads “Like Wildfire” As Doctors Study Whether It Makes Patients Sicker

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Experts said more research is needed to understand the impact and spread of the Delta variant. Los Angeles: With a new wave of COVID-19 infections fueled by the Delta variant striking countries worldwide, disease experts are scrambling to learn whether the latest version of coronavirus is making people – mainly the unvaccinated – sicker than … Read more

Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin Effective Against Delta Plus Variant of Covid-19: ICMR Study

Bharat Biotech Scraps MoU with Brazilian Partners After Graft Allegations

The recent emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant with its high transmissibility has led to the second wave in India. The recent emergence of the SARS-CoV-2 Variant B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant with its high transmissibility has led to the second wave in India. PTI New Delhi Last Updated:August 02, 2021, 17:21 IST FOLLOW US … Read more

US Top COVID-19 Advisor Says No New Lockdowns Expected Despite Delta Surge

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President Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said no new curbs expected amid Delta surge. Washington: President Joe Biden’s chief medical adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Sunday he does not expect the United States will return to lockdowns, despite the growing risks of COVID-19 infections posed by the Delta variant. “I don’t think … Read more

Covid: Delta pushes weekly cases to 4 million – Times of India

Covid: Delta pushes weekly cases to 4 million - Times of India

Mushrooming outbreaks of the Delta variant prompted China and Australia to impose stricter Covid-19 curbs on Saturday, as the WHO urged the world to contain the mutation before it turns into something deadlier and draws out the pandemic. First detected in India, the strain has now reached 132 countries and territories. “Delta is a warning: … Read more

China, Australia Ramp Up Covid Curbs As Delta Variant Spreads

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The pandemic has killed more than four million people and shows no sign of slowing. Beijing, China: China and Australia ramped up Covid-19 curbs Saturday as Delta variant cases surged and tens of thousands rallied in France against restrictions designed to stop the pandemic. The Delta variant, which was first identified in India, is forcing … Read more

COVID-19 Delta variant produces similar viral loads in vaccinated, unvaccinated: Study

Image Source : PTI COVID-19 Delta variant produces similar viral loads in vaccinated, unvaccinated: Study A new study of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows the Delta variant produced similar amounts of virus in vaccinated and unvaccinated people if they get infected. The study, published by the CDC on Friday, focused … Read more

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