Pakistan is currently in the midst of a fourth COVID-19 wave driven by the infectious Delta variant or B.1.617. This variant of COVID-19 was first reported in India which caused a devastating second wave. Later the variant exploded in the UK and is now being identified in 98 countries all around the world.
One of the biggest concerns during this infectious spread was that if fully vaccinated people should be concerned about delta variant? The answer is no, the chances of getting affected with this virus after getting fully vaccinated is super low. Studies have proven that two dosages of vaccine can reduce the activity of variant. But if you haven’t gotten vaccinated yet then the chances for you to get infected by this variant are extremely high.
The Delta variant is considered to be the “most transmissible” of the variants identified so far and is spreading 50% faster and is more contagious than the original Alpha (B.1.1.7). According to some studies, 99% of all COVID-19 deaths and hospitalization cases are unvaccinated people.
Delta Virus Symptoms
People getting infected with the Delta variant may suffer from different symptoms than those identified previously for COVID-19. Here are some common symptoms of the Delta virus:
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
If you face any of these symptoms, stay at home and quarantine yourself away from others.
The best way to subdue the spread of Delta variant or B.1.617 is by getting vaccinated and taking all sorts of precautions such as wearing masks, avoiding crowded places, and sanitizing your hands properly. Stay safe, stay healthy.