Delta Variant Infects Both Vaccinated, Unvaccinated: ICMR Study

The Delta variant of coronavirus has the potential to infect both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, according to an ICMR study conducted in Chennai.
Delta Variant Infects Both Vaccinated, Unvaccinated: ICMR Study
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The Delta variant of coronavirus has the potential to infect both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, according to an ICMR study conducted in Chennai. However, the study emphasizes that the risk of death among the vaccinated people infected is low.

Meanwhile, the number of SARS-CoV-2 testing in India has reached 50 crores. ICMR gave this information by tweeting and also mentioned the help received from the staff working for the council, associate laboratory, central and state government.

ICMR issued a statement in this regard:

According to the report, no one died due to delta variant among the vaccinated group, while three infected died, who did not take second dose. In this study, 354 people were taken from the vaccine group, of which 241 had taken at least one dose of the vaccine and 113 people took both doses. Meanwhile, 185 people were unvaccinated. Meanwhile, ICMR said, "Studies have documented reduction in neutralization titres among Covishield and Covaxin recipients after infection with delta variant. This might be the reason for the breakthrough infections observed in the fully vaccinated individuals."

Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News
Source: Google / Image credit: ANI News

According to the news agency Reuters, many such cases also reported in America and Britain in which vaccines are not proving effective in preventing delta infection. The results of this study conducted by ICMR published in the Journal of Inspection on 17 August. According to this, the delta (B.1.617.2) variant is spreading the infection to both vaccinated and unvaccinated group. The delta variant was the cause of the second wave of the pandemic in India.

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