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The WHO assures that the Delta strain is not more lethal than the other variants of the coronavirus

2021-07-30T20:40:30.867Z

The person in charge of the monitoring team at the technical level of the covid specified that it is 50% more contagious but there were no higher mortality rates.



07/30/2021 15:08

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

Updated 07/30/2021 3:25 PM

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that the

Delta strain is not more lethal than the other variants

of the coronavirus, although it is more contagious.

According to Maria van Kerkhove, who is in charge of monitoring Covid-19 at a technical level for the WHO, there were no higher mortality rates due to the coronavirus due to the Delta variant, although it is 50% more contagious.

Some countries have seen more hospitalizations, but not higher mortality due to the Delta variant, van Kerkhove added.

According to the British medium

The Guardian

, the main expert in emergencies of the WHO, Mike Ryan, also specified that the vaccines approved by that organization continue to be effective against the disease, despite the evidence in different studies that their protection is lower against the variant first detected in India.

Michael Ryan is WHO's leading emergency expert.

Photo: Reuters.

"The vaccines currently approved by the WHO provide

significant protection against serious illness and hospitalization

," Ryan said.

He added: "We are fighting the same virus, but a virus that has become faster and better adapted to transmit among us humans, that is the change."

With information from agencies.

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