The Coronavirus has become the worst nightmare of mankind. Millions of people died in this pandemic. The global economy has decreased drastically. The education system has been badly affected by this pandemic situation. People who survived had to face a serious economic problem. The situation started to get worse day by day. Scientists were researching for a suitable vaccine to fight against the Coronavirus, but the main problem they had to face was that the virus was mutating very fast. Even now, the virus is continuously mutating. So, no vaccine can give 100 % immunity. But after several failures, scientists have come up with some vaccines that can prevent this virus to some extent. But, suddenly, when things started to get back in place, a new variant of Coronavirus came. The Delta variant, more dangerous and more powerful one.
In today’s article, I will be discussing almost everything about the Delta variant. I’ll briefly explain what the Delta variant is, the symptoms, precautions, and some tips. So, without wasting much time, let me take you through the information.
If you are looking for some information about the Delta variant, then this is the right place. Stay with me to fight against the Delta variant Coronavirus.
What Is Delta Variant:
In China in 2019, the first-ever Corona Coronavirus outbreak happened. Then the virus strain started to mutate very abruptly. The Alpha strain or B.1.1.7 was 50 percent more contagious than the original one. But now, a new strain is taking over the world, The Delta variant. It is now the dominant variant in the United States. The Delta variant is 50 percent more contagious than the Alpha one.
That means the Delta virus can affect people more easily and drastically. According to the scientists, one Delta variant affected people to spread this virus to 4 to 5 people greater than the original strain. The main fear about this variant is that it can escape the protection of vaccines and medicines used in treatment.
The Originality Of Delta Variant:
In India, the Delta variant was first discovered in 2020, which caused a massive outbreak in the whole country. As of the first of July, the Delta variant has become the dominant strain in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, and 104 other countries. The Delta variant started to spread very rapidly and took over 97 percent of new Covid cases and more than a million deaths.
The Delta variant, formerly known as the B.1.617.2, mainly surfaced in India, but it slowly took over many developed countries like the U.S. and U.K because of its contagious nature.
The Symptoms Of The Delta Variant:
Most of the Coronavirus strain has some common symptoms, but the Delta variant has some other symptoms along with those. Fever, sore throat, and headache are some of those common symptoms, and loss of smell and taste, runny nose, persistent cough are some other symptoms. There can also be some symptoms like breathing problems, change in color of the toes, skin rashes, and abdominal pain. Most of the symptoms are similar to influenza and the common cold. So, it is very hard to find out if it is Covid or not.
Some Precautions That You Can Take:
There are some precautions that you can take to avoid the Delta variant to some extent.
- Masks are a must. Without a mask, do not step out. Masks will prevent you from inhaling viruses to some extent.
- Before touching your nose, mouth, or anything, please sanitize.
- As it is contagious, it is necessary to keep a distance from others, at least 6 feet.
- Avoid going out without any necessary issues. Avoid gathering and crowded areas.
- Leave your windows open to get sunlight and fresh air.
- Avoid using air conditioners under 24 degrees.
- Try to avoid handshakes.
- Eat healthy and green vegetables. Try to include those food items in your meal that will help you to boost your immunity, like ginger.
- The most important thing is, take the vaccine as soon as possible.
- The last one is, check your blood oxygen saturation level very often and keep an oximeter handy. So, you can contact your doctor if you see any abnormality.
These are some precautions that you can take to protect yourself from the Delta variant. Mainly, use masks, sanitizer, eat clean and healthy, avoid gathering and take vaccines.
Some Facts About The Delta Variant:
Now that I have already mentioned the details about the Delta variant, I am now going to share some facts about the Delta variant.
Why the Delta variant is contagious
The Delta variant is a mutated strain of the previous Coronavirus strain. This variant has a mutation on its protein spike. This spike helps the virus to affect people more readily. For this reason, the Delta variant is more deadly and contagious.
Treatment for the Delta variant
There is no such specific treatment for the Delta variant. Doctors are trying to cure the symptoms, but they can not cure the virus. The main treatment for this is to prevent yourself from getting infected. Take vaccines to build your immunity, keep your distance and wear masks to avoid being affected.
About the Delta plus variant
The Delta plus variant is another mutated strain of the Delta variant. The Delta plus variant is also known as B.1.617.2.1 strain. This strain has already been found in the U.S., U.K., and other countries. India has announced it as a strain of concern, but WHO has not confirmed it yet.
Why it is so important to take vaccines for the Delta variant
The vaccines are not for curing the virus; it only helps you to build immunity against the Coronavirus. After taking vaccines, your body slowly builds an immunity power to fight against the virus. But if you don’t take it, there can be a major chance of being affected as this type of virus is very new for our body.
This is some information about the Delta variant of the Coronavirus. I hope I have given enough information to help you to know the Delta variant better and take precautions.
Always remember, prevention is better than cure. So, make yourself stronger from the inside. Take good care of yourself, eat clean, exercise regularly, avoid gathering, don’t go out without necessity, take vaccines and keep up to good habits of masks and sanitizers. Together, we can fight against this pandemic and the deadly virus.