With different vaccines available in market, the vaccination process has surely speed up. However, it is not safe to say that the global pandemic Covid-19 is over. The dream to get rid of social distancing, sanitization and facemasks is not going to fulfill soon. Why is it so? If you are hooked enough, scroll below to read the harsh reality!
Variants of Corornavirus (Covid-19)
Viruses being simple machineries tend to change themselves quickly over time. That’s the reason a number of different virus forms are known to us within 1 year period that includes,
- Alpha strain that first appeared in Great Britain.
- The Beta strain that first surfaced in South Africa.
- The two (2) Epsilon variants first diagnosed in the U.S.
- The Gamma strain identified in Brazil.
However, the most recent and the most dangerous of all is the Delta variant of Covid-19 emerged in December 2020 in India.
What is Delta Variant of Covid-19?
Delta variant, also known as B.1.617.2 is one of the form of SARS-CoV-2. Till date 80% of the Covid-19 infection cases are produced by the Delta variant. Sweeping from India to Britain it has been detected in all world now.
How is Delta Virus More Dangerous?
Scientists have found out that delta variant of Covid-19 is more transmissible and more aggressive than any other variants of the virus. It is spreading 50% quicker than its initial counterparts.
If you are not wearing masks, then studies found out that individual infected with the original coronavirus strain will be 2.5 whereas with delta variant the number increases three or four more.
According to the research, the Delta variation of Covid-19 not only transmits more easily between individuals, but also disseminate the virus to others faster than the original variant of the new coronavirus.
Symptoms of Delta Virus of Covid-19
Even though being only a variation to the original virus yet it less likely causes people have cough or feel loss of smell. However, the most of the symptoms are similar to Covid-19 infection such as:
- Sore Throat
- Runny Nose
Are Vaccinated People Safe From Delta Variant of Covid-19?
Chances of severity if contracted with delta variant of Covid-19 are quite low but to say that it is safe for vaccinated people to stop wearing facemasks, using sanitizers, maintain social distancing is wrong. Researchers urge people to follow protocols to secure their communities and children from getting infected. Read more: Sitting For Too Long Is As Dangerous As Smoking A Pack Of Cigarettes A Day
Which Vaccines can Combat Delta Variant of Covid-19?
Two (2) vaccines are suggested by researchers as the optimum choice to combat delta variant of Covid-19. They include:
The first is 88% effective against symptoms and 96% from hospitalization whereas the latter is 60% effective and 93% protection from hospital stays.
It is indeed too soon to say that the spike will rise similarly in another pandemic as most of the cases are reported from low immunization hubs however, it will surely accelerate pandemic if priority won’t be given to immunization. Read more: Will Corona Vaccinated People Die a Year Later?
So stay safe, follow protocols and get vaccinated as the virus tends to bring something new out of the box every time.