Update and Delta Plus variant

World https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/?utm_campaign=homeAdvegas1?

Cases, 180,081,090

Recovered, 164,823,479

Current prevalence, 11,356,618

Mild condition, 11,274,855 (99.3%)

Serious or critical, 81,736 (0.7%)

Deaths, 3,900,993




CDC, Rochelle Walensky

Anticipates Delta will become dominant in next one to two months

Doubled every two weeks

May 8th, 1.2%

Now, 20.6 %

300 million doses in 150 days

4th July

VP and Jill Biden go south

38.3% of 18 -29s

Fewer than 50 % of eligible population has received at least one dose

Missouri, Arkansas, Nevada, Utah

Caseloads and hospitalizations are increasing


Sewage surveillance

Delta spreading quickly

Infection of whole households

Prevention measures not working

Explaining UK problem

40 + 60 = 100% more transmissible

Lower inoculum combined with higher viral load



Cases, + 16,135 = 4,667,870

(surge testing in Scotland)

Deaths, + 19 = 128,027

Deaths, (certificated, 7 days), + 93 = 152,490


All over 18s

200 days

First dose, 82.5%

Second dose, 60.3%

3 in 5 adults have had 2 doses

Interval for over 40s

Down to 8 weeks

Nadhim Zahawi

Vaccine Deployment minister

If 85% of all adults are double vaccinated,

and the vaccines are 85% effective,

then the protection level is 72%

(28% of the population at some risk)

Almost half of 25 to 29-year-olds in England, first dose

Saved more than 14,000 lives

Prevented 44,000 hospitalisations

Dr Nikki Kanani

Medical Director for Primary Care for NHS England

Dr. Mary Ramsey

Head of Immunisation for Public Health England

we have only seen 41 cases of the Delta Plus variant

Thinks we are on top of it

K417N, (as in Beta, SA)

The so-called “delta plus” coronavirus variant has already infected at least 41 people in the UK, according to Public Health England.

Indian authorities, of concern and sweeping across India

First found in Nepal, evolved from Delta

Wales and Scotland

Viral origins

Lancet letter,

Statement in support of the scientists, public health professionals, and medical professionals of China combatting COVID-19


We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that COVID-19 does not have a natural origin.

Members of the China visit team


Addendum: competing interests and the origins of SARS-CoV-2


In this letter, the authors declared no competing interests.

Some readers have questioned the validity of this disclosure, particularly as it relates to one of the authors, Peter Daszak.

The Lancet invited the 27 authors of the letter to re-evaluate their competing interests.

Peter Daszak has expanded on his disclosure statements for three pieces relating to COVID-19 that he co-authored or contributed to in The Lancet


(recused from Commission work on the origins of the pandemic)

challenge (a judge, prosecutor, or juror) as unqualified to perform legal duties because of a potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.

(of a judge) excuse oneself from a case because of a potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.

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