US CDC calls coronavirus Delta variant a 'variant of concern'

US CDC calls coronavirus Delta variant a 'variant of concern'

AstraZeneca further cleared that according to the data from PHE, the vaccine's effectiveness for milder symptomatic patients was lower 74 per cent for Alpha variant that was found predominantly in the United Kingdom and 64 per cent against Delta variant.

COVID-19 Delta variant " This variant seems to be working slightly differently", Spector said.

Deputy medical officer of health Dr Ivan Muscat said he expected most new cases would be the Delta variant.

AstraZeneca's press release mentioned: "The Delta variant is a key contributor to the current wave of infection in the Indian subcontinent and beyond". Experts say it could potentially be evolution of the virus, but it may also have something to do with the age of those infected.

Mass vaccination sites may be gone in Milwaukee, but the city continues to work with partners at several vaccine clinics, including one at Helfaer Field where people who get their shot on-site also get two free Brewers tickets.

The Delta variant has been attributed to the rapid outbreak in the small population of Labuan with fewer than 100,000 residents.

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Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber in Doncaster England on Sept. 15 2018

The US, the worst hit country by COVID-19 pandemic, has so far reported 33,498,155 confirmed cases and 600,649 deaths.

Dr. Gerald Evans, chair of infectious diseases at Queen's University, said there could be a variety of reasons for this.

"I think the take-home point is we live in a society now of two different groups".

Meanwhile, sore throat, runny nose, fever and headaches are more common among patients. The variant of concern designation is given to strains of the virus that scientists believe are more transmissible or can cause more severe disease.

According to Health Canada, it accounted for a majority of COVID-19 cases identified in March and April. "It might just feel like a bad cold or some amusing "off" feeling - but do stay at home and do get a test". "Just about anywhere the turnaround time for tests is very, very quick".

"The guidance has been all along: if for any reason you don't feel well please isolate until you can rule it out", said Jenne.

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