The scientific community is concerned about the Delta variant and the other variant of this Delta Plus because they are more contagious and fear spikes in the Covid-19 disease. It is already happening in the UK and it is believed that this variant will be the dominant one in Spain shortly. Which are the Symptoms Caused by Delta and Delta Plus Variants?
In fact, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) now predicts that the Delta variant will be present in 70% of new infections.
What symptoms do these new variants cause?
According to Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, to the BBC, the symptoms may be similar, but the you see something different from the original virus, and the British variant that was already the predominant in many areas of Europe, such as Spain.
Among others, the most prominent is increased mucus, headache or sore throat. At the same time, those who become infected notice less coughing and loss of smell or taste.
It should be noted that this Delta variant is now responsible for between 95% and 98% of coronavirus cases that are infecting, above all, young people already vaccinated with a dose, so it is necessary to be vaccinated with the complete schedule so that the infection does not spread.
Professor Tim Spector also concludes that it is now difficult to know if the Delta variant is causing a milder disease, or as most of the symptoms occur in young people, it could be because of this.
Much more contagious
What is known for sure is that this variant tIt has 60% more transmission capacity than the Alpha, previous variant and that is why the experts are on alert and recommend following the Covid-19 regulations.
As we have indicated, in Spain will become dominant, according to experts, during the middle of July, and already in Europe it can be during the month of August. Although the director of the Center for the Coordination of Health Alerts and Emergencies, Fernando Simón, hopes that this variant will have a “marginal impact”.
But to stop this expansion, the only way to control is by vaccinating with the second dose because the protection against Delta is much greater. This is why now the The country’s priority is to also vaccinate those between the ages of 30 and 39, and lower and especially the sooner the better (when it is clear) to those who already have a single dose of the vaccine that they have received against Covid-19.