Covid Delta Variant Brings Disturbing Conclusion About Herd Immunity

Covid Delta Variant Brings Disturbing Conclusion About Herd Immunity
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As you probably know by now, the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus has been making headlines all over the place these days. 

Delta is coronavirus on steroids 

The Delta Covid variant is ruling all the other strains across the globe these days. It’s been already revealed that the Delta variant is the most dangerous one so far, according to more expert opinions across the globe. 

This 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.

It’s been just revealed by CNBC that the World Health Organization officials said they are still trying to understand the delta variant. 

Delta variant brings terrible conclusion about herd immunity 

The Guardian revealed just recently that reaching herd immunity is “not a possibility” considering the current Delta variant, according to the head of the Oxford vaccine Group has said.

Credit: Pixabay.com, fernando zhiminaicela
Credit: Pixabay.com, fernando zhiminaicela

The same online publication also noted that, giving evidence to MPs on Tuesday, Prof Sir Andrew Pollard said the fact that vaccines have not been able to stop the spread of Covid meant to reach the threshold for overall immunity in the population is something that became mythical. 

“The problem with this virus is [it is] not measles. If 95% of people were vaccinated against measles, the virus cannot transmit in the population.”

This is what he told the all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on coronavirus.

He continued and said the following:

“The Delta variant will still infect people who have been vaccinated. And that does mean that anyone who’s still unvaccinated at some point will meet the virus … and we don’t have anything that will [completely] stop that transmission.”

Stay tuned for more news about the novel coronavirus and the Delta variant as well. 


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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