Tag: Delta variant

Delta variant: America’s Surgeon General terms it ‘more dangerous’; France, Germany on alert

Washington: Amid global concern over the Delta variant of the COVID-19, America’s Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy has said that it is significantly more transmissible and more dangerous in terms of severity of illness that it causes. Dr Murthy told MSNBC on Wednesday, “We have seen how quickly it has taken over in the United […]

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Delta variant to account for 90% of new EU Covid cases: Agency – ET HealthWorld

The Delta variant, identified for the first time in India, could account for 90 percent of new Covid cases in the European Union in the coming months, the bloc’s disease control agency said Wednesday. “It is very likely that the Delta variant will circulate extensively during the summer, particularly among younger individuals that are not […]

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Sydney reimposes COVID-19 curbs as Delta variant cluster swells

Sydney/Wellington: Australia`s largest city of Sydney re-introduced “soft touch” COVID-19 curbs on Wednesday to contain a widening outbreak of the highly infectious Delta variant, mandating masks in offices while neighbouring states closed their borders. New Zealand raised the alert level in its capital of Wellington over exposure concerns after an Australian tourist tested positive for […]

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यूरोप में अगस्त के अंत तक 90% नए कोविड मामले डेल्टा वेरिएंट के होंगे

भारत में पहली बार पहचाना गया डेल्टा वेरिएंट, आने वाले महीनों में यूरोपीय संघ में 90 प्रतिशत नए कोविड मामलों के लिए जिम्मेदार हो सकता है. यूरोपियन सेंटर फॉर डिजीज प्रिवेंशन एंड कंट्रोल (ईसीडीसी) ने कहा, “डेल्टा वेरिएंट अन्य सर्कुलेटिंग वेरिएंट की तुलना में अधिक ट्रांसमिसिबल है और हमारा अनुमान है कि अगस्त के अंत […]

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Anthony Fauci calls Delta COVID-19 variant ‘greatest threat’ to US pandemic response

New Delhi: The Delta variant of the novel coronavirus that was first found in India is the greatest threat to the United States` effort to eradicate COVID-19 in its borders, said US infectious disease expert Dr Anthony Fauci during a Tuesday press call. “The transmissibility is unquestionably greater” in the Delta variant than the original […]

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UK scientists warn of ‘miserable winter’ due to new respiratory viruses

London: British scientists on Sunday (June 20) warned of a “pretty miserable winter” ahead for the country due to the likely emergence of new respiratory viruses, with further lockdowns a possibility. Professor Calum Semple, member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), a British government advisory body, said that children and elderly people will be […]

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Hundreds of flights cancelled amid new COVID outbreak in Southern China, strict curbs imposed

Beijing: Hundreds of flights have been cancelled and part of a city is under lockdown in Southern China as the province of Guangdong witnesses a rise in COVID-19 cases. Guangdong’s health commission reported a total of six new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (June 19), including two from Shenzhen and one each in Foshan and Dongguan, […]

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COVID-19 third wave definitely underway in UK, says vaccine expert as it adds over 10,000 cases for third day

New Delhi: The third wave of COVID-19 is ‘definitely’ underway in the United Kingdom (UK), a vaccine expert said as it added over 10,000 coronavirus cases for the consecutive third day on Saturday (June 19, 2021). “It’s going up, perhaps we can be a little bit optimistic it’s not going up any faster, but nevertheless […]

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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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US President Joe Biden says Delta variant ‘potentially deadlier’, urges people to get vaccinated

Washington: Cautioning Americans against the highly transmissible delta variant that appears to be “particularly dangerous” for young people, US President Joe Biden on Friday (local time) urged people to take the shot as soon as possible. “The new variants will leave unvaccinated people even more vulnerable than they are or were a month ago. This […]

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