Questions about variable delta and mutations upon arrival in Argentina

By editorial group La Verdad

The arrival of the delta variant of the Covid-19 coronavirus has raised a new question in recent days about the progress made in planning health measures against the epidemic in Argentina.

“Any variant discussed must meet specific characteristics such as that it alters the effectiveness of treatments or vaccines, (the potential to cause disease or risk being greater). Dr. Ariel Braida, an infectious disease physician at the city’s Virgen del Carmen Hospital, explains that the now-named delta variant (also known as the India variant), from which another Delta Plus is also derived, represents the permanent change. from Zarat.

“This variant (delta) compared to the variant we knew, called alpha, or called UK, is about 60 percent more transmissible and 90 percent more transmissible than the original or Wuhan. This determines how dangerous it is and where it can be seen today in Great Britain where to date there are 111,000 cases reported and investigated.”

“So far we’ve been talking about a vaccine dose that has a transmission efficacy rate of 60 percent, which goes up to 91/94 percent with the two doses. But in the case of the delta variant, the efficacy is much lower,” Braida explained.

The professional stressed that “vaccination is very important” because it significantly reduces risks in all cases.

In Argentina “There is so far a report of only three delta-type cases of foreign travelers. Community circulation has not been demonstrated.”

He admitted that his arrival might start what might be called a third wave, because “It has been observed that it generates infection again in people who have already had the disease.” It was said that there was an adjustment in the era, where “the infected person was said to have had coverage of his generation of antibodies, for eight or nine months; in the UK, cases that were already infected after two or three months, were seen to end up with delta infection”.

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Finally, Braida explained that “the Sputnik V vaccine is very safe and has a high efficacy rate (91%); in addition to the absence of serious adverse effects other than muscle pain” which leads us to recommend the vaccination without any risks.

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