Delta Variant Current Affairs, GK & News

Omicron-Delta mixed Infections

In a recent study researchers found that, co-infection of Delta and Omicron variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in two epidemiologically unrelated patients, who were suffering from chronic kidney disease and were requiring hemodialysis. Key Points Both the variants of SARS-CoV-2 were co-circulating locally in Sydney at the time of detection. Co-infection ..

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Omicron sub-lineage BA.1

In less than two months three sub lineages of Omicron has been detected. Omicron is a COVID-19 mutant variant. The Pango lineage of Omicron called the B.1.1.529 was declared as Variant of Concern by the World Health Organization. This has now spawned (reproduced or produced) into three sub types called BA.1, BA.2 and BA.3. What ..

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New AY.12 sub-lineage of Delta Variant

Indian states have reported new cases of sub-lineage AY.12 of SARS-CoV-2 Delta variant, in recent months. According to experts, this new sub-lineage could be a reason behind the recent surge in COVID cases in Israel. Highlights According to India Sars Cov2 Genome Consortium (INSACOG’s) update, even though 60 percent of the population are fully vaccinated ..

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Israel launched Covid antibody tests for children aged 3

Israel launched antibody testing for children aged as three in order to get the exact number of unvaccinated youths who have developed antibody against coronavirus. Key Points These tests were launched in the backdrop of opening up of schools. Despite increasing daily infections because of highly transmissible Delta variant, Government of Israel wants to avoid ..

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INSACOG report: Delta variant driving infections in India

A genome sequencing government consortium of Laboratories in India, INSACOG, stressed that breakthrough infections of coronavirus cases in India comprise a high proportion of Delta variant. Key Points INSACOG Highlights that, Continuing COVID-19 outbreaks in India are the result of Delta variant, susceptible population and reduced vaccine effectiveness in breaking the transmission. However, it adds, ..

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Can Antibodies post vaccine fight Delta variant?

According to a lab study conducted in US, Delta variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus cannot evade antibodies generated by vaccination. Key Points Findings were published in journal ‘Immunity’. It helped in explaining why vaccinated people have escaped the worst of Delta variant surge. Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, US analysed the panel of ..

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