The novel coronavirus is far from gone from our planet, and despite all experts’ efforts, the pandemic continues. New variants arise, and as you probably know by now, the Delta variant is the most dangerous one so far.
Some experts have already called it “coronavirus on steroids.”
The highly transmissible Delta variant of the coronavirus which is causing the disease Covid 19 is now lingering in 124 countries, and it will soon become the dominant strain globally in the upcoming months.
This strain is reportedly outcompeting other variants, according to the WHO.
Earlier today, we reported that some important people bucked the advice of health agencies and mixed their COVID-19 vaccines after doubts about the effectiveness of the AstraZeneca version against the Delta variant began circulating. We suggest that you take a look at our previous article in order to learn more details about this.
The raging coronavirus pandemic offers fertile ground for new variants
It’s been reported not too long ago by Aljazeera that the speed and scale of the coronavirus outbreak in Indonesia have created a “perfect breeding ground for a potential new super-strain” that could be even more contagious and deadly than the Delta variant.
This is what infectious disease experts from around the world are warning us about.
Last week Indonesia surpassed India and Brazil and managed to become the country reporting the world’s highest number of daily cases.
“New variants always appear in regions or countries that cannot control outbreaks.”
This is what Dicky Budiman, an Indonesian epidemiologist researching coronavirus variants at Australia’s Griffith University, said.
He continued and explained the following:
“The World Health Organization [WHO] says if more than 5 percent of tests come back positive, the outbreak is uncontrollable. In Indonesia, it’s been higher than 10 percent for 16 months at the start of the pandemic. Now it’s higher than 30 percent.”
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