Covid variant detected in South Africa 'most mutated variant so far'

New Covid variant detected in South Africa has already been found in England as scientists warn it is the ‘most mutated variant so far’ C.1.2 strain linked with ‘increased transmissibility’ and ‘could be more infectious’ Variant first detected in South Africa and also been found in England and China New strain has a mutation rate of […]

Delta variant pushes U.S. cases, hospitalizations to 6-month high

By Maria Caspani    NEW YORK (Reuters) -Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the United States are at a six-month high, fueled by the rapid spread of the Delta variant across swathes of the country grappling with low vaccination rates.    Nationwide, COVID-19 cases have averaged 100,000 for three days in a row, up 35% over the past […]

How the Delta variant upends assumptions about the coronavirus

By Julie Steenhuysen, Alistair Smout and Ari Rabinovitch    (Reuters) – The Delta variant is the fastest, fittest and most formidable version of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 the world has encountered, and it is upending assumptions about the disease even as nations loosen restrictions and open their economies, according to virologists and epidemiologists.    Vaccine protection […]

Ex-FDA head: Delta variant will be most serious virus for unvaccinated

More On: Coronavirus American teen tennis star out of Olympics due to COVID VP Harris reportedly going for ‘routine’ checkup Fauci: Polio, smallpox would still be spreading with today’s ‘false information’ Surgeon general offers grim update as Delta variant surges The former FDA head has warned the Delta variant could be the “most serious” disease […]

As the Delta variant spreads, should the vaccinated be worried?

The Delta variant now accounts for half of the COVID-19 cases in many areas of the U.S., President Biden said Tuesday, urging unvaccinated Americans to get the COVID-19 shots as the U.S. faces a dramatic rise in the "hypertransmissible" variant of the coronavirus. His plea included reassurances about the strength of the COVID-19 vaccines available […]

WHO: Delta variant is 'most transmissible' identified so far

LONDON (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization said the COVID-19 delta variant, first seen in India, is “the most transmissible of the variants identified so far,” and warned it is now spreading in at least 85 countries. At a press briefing on Friday, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the lack of […]