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Delta Variant and Other Strains of Covid-19—What You Need To Know

D Tejaswi

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The worrisome Covid-19 Delta variant is fast spreading worldwide. Can the vaccine fight it? And what about the other virus mutations? Read on to find out.
When World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned about the fast spreading Delta variant, the world’s attention quickly turned onto this particular variant. Mr. Ghebreyesus said at a press briefing on July 2, “The world is in a very dangerous period of the COVID-19 pandemic compounded by more transmissible variants like Delta”. He added that the delta variant is quickly becoming the dominant strain in many countries such as the UK, US, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and Russia. The Covid-19 Delta variant is spreading rapidly among unvaccinated populations.

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Know about delta and other variants in detail below.
SIG (SARS-CoV-2 Interagency Group) classifies the variants into three major categories—variant of interest (VOI), variant of concern (VOC) and variant of high consequence (VOHC). The list below tells you about each one of them.

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