WHO warns that Delta variant of Covid-19 will not be the last, nor the most dangerous

Geneva.- The World Health Organization (WHO) assured this weekend that while all variants of Covid-19 are dangerous, the Delta variant will not be the most lethal mutation since new mutations can be even more so.

This was highlighted by Dr. María Van Kerkhove who explained that the Delta variant has driven the increase in Covid-19 infections worldwide by having a presence in 132 countries in five of the six regions of the World Health Organization.

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The WHO indicated that Delta is the most contagious variant even more than Alpha that dominated the wave of infections at the beginning of this 2021.

“The Delta variant is dangerous, it is the most transmissible known, but it will not be the last, there will be more. Viruses get stronger when they circulate more and become more transmissible, that’s how viruses work “, alert Van Kerkhove.

He added that the scientific community is already working to understand the behavior of the Delta variant.In this regard, Van Kerkhove pointed out that there are many reasons that could explain its virulence, including that some mutations allow the virus to adhere more easily to cells. .

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For this reason, he urged countries to increase access to the vaccine without forgetting effective prevention measures such as the use of face masks and frequent hand washing.

“This virus will spread if we allow it to. We have to do everything we can to protect ourselves ”, stressed.


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