Written by Julie Stein Hussein and Alistair Smout and Ari Robinovich
(Reuters) – The delta variant is the fastest, strongest and most powerful version of the corona virus. Govit-19 According to virologists and epidemiologists, although countries have eased controls and opened up their economies, the world is already meeting and confusing speculations about the disease.
Vaccine protection is very strong against serious infections caused by any version of the corona virus and hospitalization, and according to interviews with ten experts of Govit-19, those at risk have not yet been identified.
The main concern about the delta variant that was first identified in India is not that it makes people sick, but that it spreads rapidly from person to person, with infections and hospitalization among non-infected people.
There is growing evidence that it can infect people who have been fully vaccinated at a higher rate than previous versions, and concerns have been raised that these people could even spread the virus, experts say.
“The biggest threat to the world right now is the delta,” said Sharon Peacock, a microbiologist who manages the UK’s efforts to sort the genes of corona virus strains, calling it “an even stronger and faster variant.”
Pathologists say masks, social exclusion and other measures could be taken by countries with extensive vaccination campaigns until more information is available on the spread of the delta-variant.
“There is always the illusion that there is not a single silver bullet that will solve all our problems. The corona virus teaches us a lesson,” said Nadav Davidovich, director of the School of Public Health at Ben Gurion University in Israel.
“Giving a Lesson”
Vaccines from Pfizer (NYSE 🙂 (SA 🙂 / BioNTech (NASDAQ 🙂 (SA :), one of the most effective against Govit-19 so far, seems to have been only 41% effective in preventing symptomatic infections in Israel in the past month. Prevalence of delta variation, according to Israeli government data. Israeli experts said the information needed further analysis before the results could be reached.
“The protection of the individual is very strong; the protection from infecting others is very low,” Davidovich said.
The development of highly effective vaccines, once vaccinated, may lead many to believe that Covit-19 poses a minor threat to them.
Monica Gandhi, an epidemiologist at the University of California, San Francisco, said, “People are very frustrated now, they are not 100% protected from intermittent improvements” – the infection does occur despite being vaccinated.
But Gandhi added that almost all the Americans admitted to the hospital with Govt-19 at this time were “very impressive performers”.
(By Julie Steinhusen in Chicago, Alistair Smout in London, Ari Rabinovich and Mayan Lபெbel in Jerusalem)