Enhances data from PHE The need to give two doses This was another reason why England delayed the onset of the disappearance. Despite being one of the countries with the highest vaccination rate in the world, the UK has just over half of all vaccinated people (56.9%) and 79.2% have already taken at least their first dose of the vaccine, according to the Dice On June 13.
What the British government wants is for all people at risk or people over 50 to be fully vaccinated by the end of July. to speed up the process, I was reduced The interval between the two doses is 12 to eight weeks. Northern Ireland also reduced the interval between doses to eight weeks to prevent the effect it could have as the number of cases of the Indian variant increased, mentioned BBC.
China, for its part, while trying to solve the Guangzhou outbreak, has increased its capacity to produce and distribute vaccines because it wants to manage 1 billion doses by the end of this week and plans to immunize 40% of the population by the end of the monthAnd the mentioned The Guardian newspaper. The big question now lies in the fact that it is not known whether Chinese vaccines, especially those made with the attenuated virus, will be effective against the new variant.
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– Eric Weigl Ding (@DrEricDing) June 10, 2021
Fever remains one of the most common symptoms of delta-variable infection, but people experience less and less loss of smell or taste – two signs that unequivocally identify coronavirus infection. These two symptoms are now not even in the top 10 most common symptoms in the UK, mentioned BBC. Headache, sore throat and runny nose are the most common symptoms at this time. In a country dominated by the Indian variant.
Most people who have had just one dose of the vaccine in the UK are between the ages of 30 and 50 and are at risk Suppose that with these symptoms, they have seasonal constipation., more or less boring. A situation that may lead them not to seek SARS-CoV-2 testing or to avoid infection from third parties.
Infection in children and the role they play in transmission in society have been among the least aligned topics in the pandemic, with many experts, including Eric Weigl-Ding, warning to pay more attention to what happens to the youngest and youngest. that arise – like Increased cases in children aged 7-11 in the UK.
In Guangdong Province (China), most cases occurred among the oldest and youngest: 30% over 60 years of age and 13% under the age of 14According to the local health authorities, quoted by Global Times.
Pediatrics warning from Singapore’s Minister of Health on the new #B1617 Variant, first discovered in India It seems to affect children more, he says. Health Minister – That’s why schools are taking a more cautious approach, they say. #covid19 pic.twitter.com/YBIgFOK3Bi
– Eric Weigl Ding (@DrEricDing) May 17, 2021
In Singapore, the health minister said the Indian alternative appeared to affect children more, so they adopted a different regimen: Whenever cases are discovered in the community surrounding the school, children move to distance learning For a few days all children and adults at school are tested.
During the second wave in India, Doctors have reported more occasional cases among children and adolescents, with prolonged fever and severe gastro-intestinal infections – although the percentage of cases among the youngest is equivalent (about 10% in both waves). The cases seen by pediatricians in the second wave required more intensive and invasive care than in the first wave, mentioned o Hindustan Times.
With or without symptoms, severe or mild, another concern grows in children: the effects are long-term, just as they are in adults. A survey conducted by the British National Office for Statistics (ONS) found that 13% of children under 11 and 15% between 12 and 16 presented, At least one symptom within five weeks after infection Confirmed with SARS-CoV-2.
An additional boom in the Delta variant, the K417N, has prompted the UK to take Portugal off its traveler green list, but The Indian variant has a whole arsenal of mutations that allow it to be even more successful., either attacking the organism or spreading. Among them, a protein-giving mutation escalate, a coordination that binds to human cells, a coordination that is best adapted to carry out attachment and subsequent invasion of cells.
Thus the variant has the mutations: D614G, associated with an increase in transmissibility; L452R, is also associated with increased transmissibility and reduced neutralization by antibodies; P681R, which may also affect the ability to enter human cells (but still needs further study); and the N501Y, which has been known to be present in the Alpha, Beta (from South Africa) and Gamma (from Manaus, Brazil) variants.
Israel faced its worst wave of cases in January, despite the vaccination campaign taking off, and it blames Alternative Alpha for that. Closing the borders to non-residents was one of the measures taken and is still in effect to some extent, mentioned The Guardian newspaper. Thus, although cases have already been recorded in the country, Israel is keeping the Indian variant (and the epidemic in general) under control.
The fact that the country has a large part of the population vaccinated with both doses, including among the younger age groups, will also help keep transmission of the virus under control, avoiding chains of transmission among young people and allowing the spread of the virus to be mitigated. restrictions on the population.