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Explained: What CDC says on Covid-19 vaccine effectiveness against Delta variant

September 14, 2021 12:54 pm

The CDC report posits that while vaccine effectiveness against infection may have fallen because of the Delta variant, vaccines are still significantly effective in protecting against severe disease and death from Covid-19.

Covid-19: How the delta variant has shattered Vietnam's success

September 10, 2021 10:06 pm

Small businesses and residents in Vietnam are struggling under the weight of harsh lockdown restrictions. Despite the virus' resurgence, just 3.9% of the population has been vaccinated so far.

Spread of Delta Covid variant slows UK economy to crawl in July

September 10, 2021 6:19 pm

Britain saw a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in July as the Delta variant spread rapidly, leading to hundreds of thousands of workers being ordered to stay at home under self-isolation rules which have been relaxed.

Explained: How Covid-19 vaccines fare against the Delta variant

September 14, 2021 12:39 pm

Compared to the original strain, Delta is 8 times more likely to infect those vaccinated and 6 times more likely to re-infect those recovered, finds study based on data from India. Yet, vaccines are important, experts stress.

Delta variant 8 times more likely to escape Covid vaccine immunity: study

September 08, 2021 7:29 am

In a study published in Nature journal, researchers also said the Delta variant of coronavirus was six times more likely to re-infect people who have recovered from Covid-19.

COVID hospitalisation rate for children soars in US

September 05, 2021 2:18 pm

From late June to mid-August, hospitalisation rates in the United States for children and teenagers increased nearly fivefold, although they remain slightly below January’s peak, one new study found.

An impossible task? New Zealand tries to eliminate Delta

September 02, 2021 11:47 am

One case has become nearly 700, with almost three dozen requiring hospitalization. And the familiar playbook that has made New Zealand an envied model throughout the pandemic is struggling to contain a much more contagious variant of the virus.

New data confirm Covid-19 vaccines still provide strong protection

August 31, 2021 11:39 am

For adults under the age of 75, the shots were at least 94 per cent effective at preventing hospitalizations, a rate that has remained steady for months

Delta variant doubles risk of hospitalisation when compared to Alpha strain: UK study

August 28, 2021 1:02 pm

Researchers analysed data from 43,338 Covid cases in England from March 29 to May 23 of this year, including vaccination status, emergency care, and hospital admission

US Supreme Court Ends Biden’s Eviction Moratorium

August 27, 2021 6:07 pm

The court issued an eight-page majority opinion, an unusual move in a ruling on an application for emergency relief, where terse orders are more common.


Delta Plus variant: What we know so far

June 28, 2021 9:55 am

Covid 19 Delta Plus Variant: The Delta plus variant was first reported on June 11 in a Public Health England bulletin.