No data to suggest Delta Plus is more lethal: AIIMS Director

Dr Randeep Guleria, AIIMS Director, today said that there is no evidence as of now to conclude that the Delta Plus variant of coronavirus is more fatal or more infectious. His comments come in the wake of fears that Delta Plus will lead to a massive uptick in caseload very soon.

The expert said that covid-appropriate behaviour (read masking up, social distancing) can help us tide over emerging variants.

There are unfounded rumours that the Delta Plus variant escapes immunity and therefore, no vaccine can trump it. But there is no evidence to conclude the same, the Director added.

So far, Covaxin and Covishield have proven to be effective against the Delta variant by different studies. Covaxin has been found to be effective against the Alpha and Delta variants by a study conducted by the National Institute of Health, US.

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