Delta Plus Variant Explained: The Delta Plus variant of the deadly corona virus in the country has drawn worry lines on the foreheads of governments. According to sources in the Ministry of Health, there are 40 cases of Delta Plus variant in the country. These 40 cases have been found in 8 states. These states are Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Karnataka. The central government has said that the Delta + variant is of concern. So the states need to be cautious. Know why this variant is dangerous, why is its spread so scary?
First know how many cases in which state
- Maharashtra- 21
- Madhya Pradesh- 6
- Kerala – 3
- Tamil Nadu – 3
- Karnataka – 2
- Andhra Pradesh- 1
- Punjab – 1
- Jammu – 1
The impact of the delta variant is growing rapidly– WHO
The delta variant of the corona virus is becoming more prevalent in the world than other forms of this virus, because it is transmitted much faster. The delta variant of the corona virus first appeared in India. But now it is being found in about 80 countries. B.1.617.2 The Delta variant was first detected in India in October 2020.
The biggest danger is the Delta variant – Fauchi
At the same time, the White House’s Chief Medical Adviser Dr. Anthony Fauci has warned that the highly infectious variant ‘Delta’ of the corona is the biggest threat to efforts to wipe out the epidemic. Delta variant is the cause of infection in more than 20 percent of the new cases of corona virus coming to America. He said that till two weeks ago, this variant was found in ten percent of the new cases.
Delta variant dominates in UK
It is worth noting that this variant (Delta) has dominated in Britain and has spread more than the first Alpha variant that appeared here. The delta variant is responsible for more than 90 percent of the new cases here and due to its outbreak, approval for activities in the UK is also being delayed. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has classified Delta as highly infectious and classified it as a ‘concerning variant’.
Why the spread of this variant is so intimidating?
A statement issued by the Union Health Ministry said that the Indian SARS Cov-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) had reported that the delta plus variant, the ‘currently of concern variant (VOC)’, has a rapid spread, lung disease, and an increased risk of lung cancer. Cells have characteristics such as strongly binding to the receptor and a possible reduction in the ‘monoclonal antibody’ response.
In which countries recently got this variant?
Apart from India’s ‘Delta Plus’ variant of corona virus-
- And found in Russia.
Is this variant effective against Covishield and Covaccine?
The Health Ministry has said that while both the Indian vaccines are largely effective against CovShield and Covaccine delta variants, information about the extent and proportion they can produce antibodies will be shared very soon.
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