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What is the mortality rate from delta covid, who dies, the effectiveness of vaccines: data from Britain

Against the background of mass vaccinations in Britain, people under 50 have the chance of dying from the delta strain of the coronavirus (formerly called "Indian") has dropped to 0.0097%. Writes about this in Twitter Public Health England virologist Meegan Kell, citing a new...

Cuba claims impressive efficacy of its Abdala anti-coronavirus vaccine

Cuba has announced the interim results of phase III clinical trials for its Abdala anti-coronavirus vaccine, which is administered three times a month (on days 0, 14 and 28). The effectiveness of a biological product with such a scheme is over 92%, according to...

Delta strain rampant in Indonesia: Reuters reports on breakthrough cases of CoronaVac vaccine protection

More than 350 doctors in Indonesia have contracted the coronavirus despite being vaccinated with CoronaVac from Sinovac Biotech, and "dozens" of them have been hospitalized. The reason is probably a more infectious and virulent delta strain (Δ, aka B.1.617.2, first discovered in India), writes...

The risk of hospitalization from the Δ-strain of coronavirus is almost three times higher than from the “first” mutant

Coronavirus disease from the delta strain (formerly referred to in the media as "Indian") leads to a significant increase in the risk of hospitalization. After checking cases with the disease from March 29 to May 20 and decrypting 38,805 samples of the virus genomes,...

WHO to rename coronavirus strains in Greek letters to avoid country discrimination

The World Health Organization has announced a new COVID-19 variant naming system. This is reported on the WHO website. From now on, WHO will use Greek letters to refer to variants first discovered in countries such as the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil and India. The...

CoronaVac vaccine against the “Amazon” strain of coronavirus: results from Brazil

The effectiveness of the CoronaVac vaccine from Sinovaс Biotech in the country affected by the "Brazilian" strain of coronavirus after two doses reaches only 42% protection against COVID-19 with symptoms. We are talking about the effectiveness in the elderly from 70 years and older,...