Delta option – different country experience


According to virologists and epidemiologists, Delta is the fastest, most complete variant of the coronavirus.

Against this background, protection against the severe infection and hospitalization caused by any variant of coronavirus is still strong. A conversation with 10 leading Covid-19 specialists shows that unvaccinated people remain the main risk group for the virus.

The delta variant of the virus, originally detected in India, is a major concern not only because it infects humans more severely, but also because it spreads more easily from person to person, increasing infection and hospitalization in unvaccinated people.

“The biggest risk right now for Mkhosli is the delta option – the fastest option so far,” said microbiologist Sharon Pickock.

Viruses are constantly evolving through mutation and new variants are emerging that are in some cases more dangerous than the original, original variant.

Experts say that until there is more data on human-to-human transmission of the Depta variant, it may still become necessary to wear personal belongings, maintain social distance, and take other measures.

Of the 3,692 people hospitalized on Friday who were infected with the Delta variant, 58.3% were not vaccinated and 22.8% were not fully vaccinated, according to the Public Health Office of England.

In Singapore, where Delta is the most common variant, government officials said on Friday that three-quarters of those infected had been vaccinated, although none of them had contracted the disease severely.

Israel says sixty percent of those hospitalized are vaccinated. Most of them are over 60 years old and often have health problems.

The United States, which has the highest rate of infection and death in the world, accounts for 83 percent of new infections in the Delta version. Almost 97% of severe cases are unvaccinated.

“There is always the illusion that there is a magic button that will solve all our problems. “The coronavirus teaches us lessons,” said Nadav Davidovich, of the Ben Gurion University School of Public Health.

According to the Israeli government, the Pfizer-Biontech vaccine, Covid-19, which is one of the most effective, only 41% effective in reducing symptomatic infection in Israel. Local experts say that this information requires more analysis to draw conclusions.

“The protection of individuals is very strong, the protection against other human infections is noticeably low,” said Davidovich.