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By Cod Satrusayang

 

Thailand’s government is now in a race against time to fully vaccinate its population after the Delta variant of Covid-19 is shown to be more transmissible and more deadly in a new study.

 

Research out of the United Kingdom on Monday found that the Delta variant, which was first identified in India, doubles the risk of hospitalization and is more transmissible than previous mutations.

 

The study, which was carried out in Scotland, has been a cause for concern for public officials both in the United Kingdom and the United States due to its high transmission rate and severity.

 

Full story: https://www.thaienquirer.com/28543/government-in-race-against-time-after-delta-variant-shown-to-be-more-severe-more-transmissible/

 

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Government in race.......they must be the Tortoise  🙄   regards Worgeordie

I am not confident it is a race it is going to win, given the complete incompetence shown thus far.

Here is the study on that, from Scotland.   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01358-1/fulltext   If it can affect a Scotsman, it must be bad.

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17 minutes ago, RobMuir said:

It is more contagious but thankfully less deadly.

 

But I couldn't see in the link is it just more contagious than the Wuhan strain which the Thais almost just brushed off.

Or is it more contagious than the English/Kent strain which is the real problem in Thailand and torn through the Kingdom and currently causing 88% of the new infections and deaths? 

 

I hope it isn't.

Never fear, "the Thais", certain ones at least, will just brush off all strains, even if one is discovered in Scotland.

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1 hour ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s government is now in a race against time to fully vaccinate its population after the Delta variant of Covid-19 is shown to be more transmissible and more deadly in a new study.

 

Do they actually have a vaccine that is effective against the Indian variant?  Or might all this be for nothing?

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Three stories related to the topic:

1. WHO saying that virus outpaces vaccininations: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/15/coronavirus-outpacing-vaccine-effort-says-who-after-g7-doses-pledge

2. Delta variant now detected in more than 70 countries: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/14/delta-variant-of-covid-spreading-rapidly-and-detected-in-74-countries

 3. Some countries/territories will reduce time between vaccinations with AZ and/or Pfizer due to rise of the Delta variant: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-57424707https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/interval-between-astrazeneca-vaccine-doses-to-be-reduced-1.4584636

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50 minutes ago, BangkokReady said:

 

Do they actually have a vaccine that is effective against the Indian variant?  Or might all this be for nothing?

Az/Oxford has a prototype vaccine for the SA Beta variant. All suppliers are working on new variant effective solutions. MRNA is a swifter process. However I cynically suspect that they wish to sell billions more of existing vaccines before repeating the process with the new ones. New incomers a better bet. 

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46 minutes ago, cormanr7 said:

Three stories related to the topic:

1. WHO saying that virus outpaces vaccininations: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/15/coronavirus-outpacing-vaccine-effort-says-who-after-g7-doses-pledge

2. Delta variant now detected in more than 70 countries: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/14/delta-variant-of-covid-spreading-rapidly-and-detected-in-74-countries

 3. Some countries/territories will reduce time between vaccinations with AZ and/or Pfizer due to rise of the Delta variant: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-57424707https://www.irishtimes.com/news/health/interval-between-astrazeneca-vaccine-doses-to-be-reduced-1.4584636

Data is scarce on the delta variant as its fairly recent. Most percentage data on efficacy is from studies in the lab. In the UK from Porton Down. Data from hospitals is more reliable. 

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2 hours ago, Pattaya Spotter said:

I'll take that trade all day long.

I wouldn’t trust anything robmuir says. The link in the op, opening paragraph says this:

 

Thailand’s government is now in a race against time to fully vaccinate its population after the Delta variant of Covid-19 is shown to be more transmissible and more deadly in a new study.

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56 minutes ago, wensiensheng said:

I wouldn’t trust anything robmuir says. The link in the op, opening paragraph says this:

 

Thailand’s government is now in a race against time to fully vaccinate its population after the Delta variant of Covid-19 is shown to be more transmissible and more deadly in a new study.

In highly vaccinated populations the Delta varient doesn't appear to be more deadly...but of course that isn't the situation in Thailand.

 

Full courses of the Pfizer-BioNTech and AstraZeneca vaccines offer extremely strong protection against hospitalization in cases of the Delta variant. Two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine were 96 percent effective in preventing hospitalizations, and two doses of AstraZeneca’s shot were 92 percent effective, the public health agency said. Single doses of either vaccine were also effective in protecting against hospitalizations, though slightly less so.


Public Health England said the figures were comparable to the performance of vaccines against the Alpha variant. [Emphasis added]

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/14/world/europe/england-covid-restrictions.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

 

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1 hour ago, hotelbri said:

29% of 42 really .... 😂😂😂😂

It's only been in the UK for a few weeks already. Not much time to die. Try 29% of 4.200 then. 

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