Tag: Delta

Delta variant’s ability to evade antibodies could be the cause of some Covid reinfections – ET HealthWorld

AHMEDABAD: Rajesh Bhatt, Ahmedabad chief fire officer, bucked the general perception that if you get infected with Covid-19 once, there are less chances of second infection due to development of antibodies. The CFO got infected a second time in April, barely 30 days after he had contracted Covid-19 the first time. The later infection during […]

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Delta+ variant not yet classified as ‘Variant of Concern’: Niti Aayog’s V.K. Paul – ET HealthWorld

In the context of public discourse regarding detection of new variants, NITI Aayog Member (Health) V.K. Paul has reminded that the newly detected ‘Delta Plus‘ variant is not yet classified as a Variant of Concern (VOC). The variant was observed in Europe in March and has been notified and brought into public domain on June […]

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US’ Centers for Disease Control calls coronavirus Delta variant a ‘variant of concern’ – ET HealthWorld

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now called the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus, also known as B.1.617.2, a “variant of concern”. According to the agency there is ‘mounting evidence’ that the Delta variant, which was first reported in India, shows increased transmissibility, potential reduction in neutralisation by some monoclonal antibody treatments […]

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Myanmar detects three new COVID-19 variants in five cities

New Delhi: Amid the deteriorating healthcare system due to the February 1 military coup, Myanmar on Tuesday (June 15, 2021) confirmed the first detection of three new COVID-19 variants.  According to a report in Hindustan Times, the Southeast Asian nation reported 11 cases of Alpha, Delta and Kappa COVID variants. Out of the 11, one […]

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UK says Delta coronavirus variant 60 per cent more transmissible – ET HealthWorld

The British government said Friday that the new Delta coronavirus variant is 60 percent more transmissible in households than the variant that forced the country to lock down in January. The Delta variant, which first emerged in India, has caused a rise in cases in the UK, prompting questions about whether social distancing restrictions will […]

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Virus variants a concern in Indonesia as regional clusters grow – ET HealthWorld

(AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim) JAKARTA – A jump in coronavirus cases on Indonesia‘s two most populous islands has health experts worried that the worst could be yet to come, with few curbs on movement at a time when dangerous variants drive record fatalities elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Case numbers have risen sharply in Java and Sumatra […]

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Coronavirus | Variant found in India to be called ‘Delta’ in new WHO system

The new names would only be to aid public discussion using labels that were “non stigmatising” to the countries where they were first identified The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recommended a set of names to label emerging coronavirus variants that are deemed to be of global concern. The variant first identified in India, technically […]

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COVID-19 variants get new names, B.1.617.2 first found in India to be labelled as ‘Delta’

New Delhi: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday (May 31, 2021) announced to give new names to various COVID-19 variants and labelled B.1.617.2, first found in India, as ‘Delta’.  The United Nations agency said that it will now refer to the most worrisome variants known as ‘variants of concern’ by letters in the Greek […]

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