AstraZeneca Vaccine 92% Effective Against Hospitalisation From Delta Variant

  • AstraZeneca Vaccine 92% Effective Against Hospitalisation From Delta Variant

AstraZeneca Vaccine 92% Effective Against Hospitalisation From Delta Variant

Experts noted both vaccines are still effective against each variant, but said the discrepancies between the two can not be ignored.

Veran added this meant France was registering between 50-150 cases a day of the COVID-19 Delta variant, which highlighted the importance of sanitary protocol measures and vaccinations to keep the virus at bay.

Deputy medical officer of health Dr Ivan Muscat said he expected most new cases would be the Delta variant.

"That's quite a significant difference", said Dr. Eric Arts, a professor in Western University's department of microbiology and immunology.

However, the secretary maintained that people who have received both jabs should be protected by the new variant.

AstraZeneca's press release mentioned: "The Delta variant is a key contributor to the current wave of infection in the Indian subcontinent and beyond".

It now accounts for about 90% of Covid cases in the UK.

Public Health England in its briefing said that the 28-day case fatality rate for Delta is 0.1 per cent although there is a vast majority of cases within the 28 days of follow-up required.

Is the new variant more transmissible?

The severity of the Delta strain is far more severe than any other variant, including a 2.5 time higher risk of hospitalisation than the Alpha variant found in the United Kingdom first.

"The data wasn't entirely clear to me of how many people were vaccinated in the actual symptom group", Craig Jenne, infectious disease researcher and Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, told CTVNews.ca in an interview.

The UK health secretary Matt Hancock revealed that the Delta variant is nearly twice more transmissible than the Alpha variant according to studies conducted in the country.

"They have no protection". "One dose isn't enough".

Health experts have said people who have not been vaccinated against coronavirus are more vulnerable.

Another analysis of Delta variant was done in Scotland and published covered a period between April 6 and June 6.