Vaccines are effective against Delta Variant: ICMR


Posted on 19 July 2021


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B.1.617.2, a COVID-19 type, is referred to as the Delta variant. It was initially discovered in India in October 2020, and it was largely responsible for the country's second wave, accounting for over 80% of new Covid-19 cases today. It began in Maharashtra and moved northward through the country's western states before entering the country's central and eastern states. It possesses alterations in its spike protein, which allows it to bind more tightly to the ACE2 receptors on the surface of the cells, making it more transmissible and immune-evading. It is 40-60% more transmissible than its predecessor (Alpha type) and has spread to over 80 nations, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Singapore, and others. In 11 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh, the Delta Plus variants AY.1 and AY.2 have been found in 55-60 cases. Nepal, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, and Japan are all other countries to have AY.1, although AY.2 is less common. The variant's transmissibility, pathogenicity, and vaccine escape features are still being investigated. According to the ICMR's research on the subject, vaccines are effective against the Delta Variant. The second wave hasn't ended yet. Future waves will be controlled and postponed if more people are vaccinated and, more significantly, if people adopt COVID-Appropriate Behaviour effectively, especially until a significant portion of our population has been vaccinated.


Key Points


  • In 11 states, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, and Madhya Pradesh, the Delta Plus variants AY.1 and AY.2 have been found in 55-60 cases.

  • Nepal, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, and Japan are all other countries to have AY.1, although AY.2 is less common.

  • The second wave hasn't ended yet. Future waves will be controlled and postponed if more people are vaccinated and, more significantly, if people adopt COVID-Appropriate Behaviour effectively, especially until a significant portion of our population has been vaccinated.



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