What really makes Delta the most disruptive virus variant?

*The World Health Organisation expects Delta to rapidly outcompete other Coronavirus variants and become the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 globally in coming months

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

In view of the way the disruptive Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic sweeps across the globe in relentless waves in recent times, a succession of more-infectious strains has washed up.

Delta, the variant first reported in India October 2020, is the most worrisome, according to agency report.

However, it was learnt about twice as transmissible as the original virus that emerged in late 2019, Delta combines a multitude of genetic features that have enabled it to pierce public-health defenses to stoke severe epidemics and trigger fresh rounds of movement restrictions or delay planned easings of them.

It is the most infectious variant of SARS-CoV-2, the Coronavirus that causes Covid, to emerge yet ─ about 55 percent more transmissible than alpha, the previously most-infectious form, and almost twice as contagious as other circulating strains.

Report further indicates the World Health Organisation (WHO) expects Delta to rapidly outcompete other Coronavirus variants and become the dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 globally in coming months.

A surge in COVID-19 cases, following the emergence of the highly transmissible Delta variant, has sparked fresh health concerns and raised questions about the safety and pace of reopening, even in places where vaccination rates are high such as the UK, report added.

ConsumerConnect reports the Coronavirus Delta variant has caused an uptick in Covid cases, especially among the unvaccinated, but also among those who have received their vaccine shots.

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