Wednesday, July 28, 2021

virus variants

New Covid variant ‘probable’ this year, says top French expert

He says a 'return to normal' will probably be in 2022 or 2023.

‘Strong likelihood’ of more dangerous Covid variants, WHO experts warn

They say the pandemic 'is nowhere near finished'.

Israel launches third vaccine jab for most vulnerable

Experts have said there are clear signs the vaccine is less effective in preventing mild illness against the Delta variant.

90-year-old infected with ‘two virus variants at once’

The unvaccinated woman, who died five days after being admitted to hospital, was infected with both the Alpha and Beta variants of the coronavirus at the same time.

CoronaVac jab less effective against Gamma variant, study shows

Gamma was able to escape the antibodies of almost all the participants who had received only one dose, as well as those vaccinated in 2020.

Pfizer-BioNTech to seek green light for third Covid shot

The companies are also developing a Delta-specific vaccine, with clinical studies expected to begin in August.

US Covid cases rising rapidly as Delta dominates

The Delta variant accounted for around 52% of cases in the two weeks ending July 3, according to the CDC.

Delta variant circulating in Brazil’s most populated state, says health official

The Delta variant, more transmissible than any previous strain, has already been found in some 100 countries.

584 Covid-19 cases due to new variants

Of these, 40 were of the Delta variant which is said to be more transmissible.

Taiwan’s Covid infections jump following Taipei market outbreak

Despite slow progress with vaccinations, Tsai’s government is still unwilling to accept Chinese offers of assistance with vaccines.

J&J says its Covid-19 jab effective against Delta variant

It says the immune response lasts at least eight months.

28 new variant cases detected from June 23 to 30

This brings the total number of variant cases to 217.

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