UK EPIDEMIOLOGIST: DELTA COVID-19 VARIANT IS 60% MORE TRANSMISSIBLE THAN ALPHA COVID-19 VARIANT

Highlights:

  • A UK epidemiologist said that, the delta corona virus variant is believed to be 60 percent more transmissible than the Alpha variant
  • Boris Johnson said that, the complete reopening of UK from the covid-19 lockdown can be pushed back because of the rapid spread of Delta variant

On Wednesday, an epidemiologist of United Kingdom said that, the Delta variant of the novel corona virus variant, that was first identified in India, has been believed to be 60 percent more transmissible than the Alpha variant of the corona virus, that had been previously dominant in UK.

Boris Johnson, who is the prime minister of United Kingdom has said that, the complete reopening of United Kingdom from the novel corona virus lockdown, that has been scheduled in for 21st June 2021, can possibly be responsible for pushing back because of the rapid spread of the Delta variant of the novel corona virus.

Neil Ferguson of the Imperial College London said that, the estimates of the transmission of the Delta variant has been edging over the Alpha covid-19 had been narrowed, and they have also been thinking that, 60 percent has probably been the best estimate.

Neil Ferguson also said that, the modelling has also suggested that, any third wave of the novel corona virus infections could possibly rival the second wave of the novel corona virus in the winter, that had been fueled by the Alpha variant of the corona virus, which was first identified in the south east region of United Kingdom.

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