British Health Minister Matt Hancock said yesterday: “The delta variant of the coronavirus appears to be about 40% more infectious than the first recorded strain in the UK.”
He added that, therefore, it is still possible to postpone further measures originally scheduled to be cancelled in England on June 21.He wrote that the decision to cancel these measures should be made later this week protector.
Scientists have previously estimated that the delta variant, originally found in India and known as the Indian strain, may be 30% to 100% more infectious than the so-called alpha variant (the so-called British strain). But when asked about the latest information about the strain, Hancock said it was 40%.
“This means that the delta change is reflected in the more difficult virus control. But the most important thing is that after two doses of the vaccine, we are almost as protected as the previous strain. So the good news is that the vaccine is still as effective as before,” Han Cork said.