COVID Delta Plus: Variant of Concern

The ravaging pandemic of Covid-19 has been tormenting the world, since December 2019. And the sad part is it’s not going to fade away anytime soon. One of the prime reasons for this is the virus’s ability to mutate.

Yes, the more advanced form of the “Delta Variant” is now the cause of the concern for the world. Thus, in this blog below, we will shed light on the dangerous “Delta Plus Variant” in detail.

What is the Delta Plus Variant?

The “Delta Plus Variant” of the Covid-19 virus is also scientifically known as B.1.617.2. What makes the strain dangerous is the overall pace at which it is spreading. Just as the “Delta Variant” triggered the second wave, there is a high chance that the “Delta Plus” variant will also take over

Another concerning factor of this scenario is that the virus is immune to drugs and vaccines. The virus has K417N mutation present in its spike protein which is touted as the culprit behind the rising infection. This makes it even more alarming as there is a high chance of new variants coming up.

How is it Dangerous?

According to the statistics, 63 cases of Delta Plus genomes have been recorded so far in 12 countries. While the UK has the most cases, India also falls under the radar. Preliminary findings also suggest that the Delta Plus Variant can resist monoclonal antibody cocktail drugs.

This means that the variant can dodge immunities from Covid vaccination and other infections successfully. And since the virus is potentially resistant to treatments, chances of a third wave in the upcoming months are higher.

Why is it a Cause of Concern?                     

A total of 22 cases of the virus are reported in states like Kerala and Maharashtra. Whether or not the “Delta Plus” variant will proliferate and dwarf other sequences in the future is unknown. The only way to stay informed about the behaviour of the virus is through proper genome sequencing.

Ever since the “Delta Plus” variant has been found, scientists have been trying various methods to tap it. Fortunately, as of now, the cases of the variant are limited in India. But that doesn’t mean, there is no risk at all. We all know that as we tend to age our immune system starts slowing down. Thus, Elderly people who have an underlying disease or suffering from severe illness are at more risk.

Precautions to take for the elderly:
  • Keep your living area clean and sanitized.
  • Get a check on the humidity of your room.
  • If using humidifiers clean them regularly.
  • Avoid eating stale food.

This emergence of the more infectious “Delta Plus Variant” has surely driven scientists to the edge. Thus, in this delirious scenario, it is better to take precautionary measures and stay safe before it’s too late.

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