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.

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.

Related Articles

  • Three new Covid cases after Melbourne apartment complex lockdown

    Three new Covid cases after Melbourne apartment complex lockdown

    Kirkpatrick's Meats: South Melbourne Market - Stall 10, 322-326 Coventry St, South Melbourne on June 12 from 1.08pm to 1.30pm. The cases, both men, will be included in Wednesday's tally - as a mass testing initiative of the building is now underway.
    G7 summit outlines health pact to stop future pandemics

    G7 summit outlines health pact to stop future pandemics

    The leaders around the Queen laughed, and Mr Johnson replied emphatically: "Yes". The next stage is for those who have tested positive to undertake a PCR test".
    Cape Cod lobster diver eaten by whale, spat out

    Cape Cod lobster diver eaten by whale, spat out

    Mayo watched in shock as the water beside the boat erupted as the whale surfaced - and Packard flew out of the mammal's mouth. Experts told the newspaper that humpback whales are not aggressive animals, especially toward humans.
  • Prime Minister, Sask. premier, mourn death of RCMP officer killed on-duty

    Prime Minister, Sask. premier, mourn death of RCMP officer killed on-duty

    Two suspects, a man and a woman, were arrested later in the morning in the Francis area in connection to the investigation. To show respect for the fallen officer, flags at RCMP detachments across the country will be flying at half-mast.
    Ilhan Omar tweet prompts dispute among US House Democrats

    Ilhan Omar tweet prompts dispute among US House Democrats

    This is especially true since this is not the first time that she's made these types of remarks. I asked @SecBlinken where people are supposed to go for justice", Omar said in the tweet.
    Putin Hopes Biden Less Impulsive Than Trump

    Putin Hopes Biden Less Impulsive Than Trump

    It remains unclear whether the document will call out China by name, according to people familiar with the talks. But there are signs that Europe is willing to put greater scrutiny on Beijing.
  • Pharmacies to receive deliveries of Covid vaccines today

    Pharmacies to receive deliveries of Covid vaccines today

    Saskatchewan residents 55 years and older are eligible to receive their second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, effective 8 a.m. The province reported 65 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases in Saskatchewan to 47,941.
    Israel coalition set to end Netanyahu era

    Israel coalition set to end Netanyahu era

    Bennett has said another election - a likely outcome if no government were formed - would have been a disaster for Israel. Bennett listed as priorities reforms in education, health, cutting red tape to grow businesses and lower housing costs.
    Biden on his first overseas visit for G7 summit

    Biden on his first overseas visit for G7 summit

    In a speech Biden made to USA troops at a British air base Wednesday, he said he wants to show the world that "America is back". President Joe Biden speaks to American service members at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.
  • British PM called health secretary totally 'hopeless', says former aide

    British PM called health secretary totally 'hopeless', says former aide

    Asked whether he believed he had been hopeless, Hancock replied from the backseat of his ministerial auto : " I don't think so ". At the end of his blogpost, Mr Cummings listed a "few simple questions" to ask Mr Johnson.
    Ron Johnson says he will no longer oppose 'strange' Juneteenth holiday

    Ron Johnson says he will no longer oppose 'strange' Juneteenth holiday

    That was also about two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves in the Southern states. Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza has officially declared Juneteenth an official paid holiday for city employees.
    BLOCK: Brit saves twin by punching crocodile in face

    BLOCK: Brit saves twin by punching crocodile in face

    Puerto Escondido is a scenic tourist town in the southern state of Oaxaca. "We know that it's a place with a lot of [crocodiles]". It comes as it was revealed a rogue guide led the British sisters into the crocodile infested waters on an unlicensed tour.