The coronavirus has been mutating and the latest variants are now causing fresh waves of infection right around the world. The biggest concern is how much more transmissible this variant is.
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But why do viruses change? And does it mean that they can evade the vaccines that have been developed?
The Indian government has also detected another strain that’s been labelled Delta Plus. So far this strain has appeared in eleven other countries and it may be even more transmissible than Delta.

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32 thoughts on “What are the COVID-19 variants Delta and Delta Plus and can we vaccinate against them | ABC News”
  1. Delta Plus Plus, Delta Plus Plus Plus. ..give it a rest with the variants otherwise we will never move forward and get our lives back. Now there's a Lambda variant as well. its an absurd farce: “Indeed, it is becoming ever more obvious that it is not famine, not earthquakes, not microbes, not cancer but man himself who is man's greatest danger to man, for the simple reason that there is no adequate protection against psychic epidemics, which are infinitely more devastating than the worst of natural catastrophes." CG JUNG

  2. Well people are still gonna be hard headed and travel. Even if it's not life threatening, I don't go out looking for the common cold just because it won't kill me.

  3. They have already said the current vaccines are effective, give it a rest MSM, in Colorado where i live i think we are 2nd in Delta nearly 50% of new cases, the part you won;t report is simply deaths and hospitalizations have not gone up.

  4. No one should be forced to take or not take a vaccine; no government has that

    authority. The pharmaceutical companies could care less about saving

    lives…money rules everything around them. Imagine how much money they are

    making off this experimental vaccine. It is EXPERIMENTAL !!!!! WAKE UP .

    I

    don't get the logic behind forcing others to get vaccinated when everyone who

    wanted it has already gotten it, who are now immune to the virus, why are they

    forcing it on people who do not trust it, have medical conditions who can't

    have it, or on those who are healthy and quite frankly do not need it. Makes no

    sense to me, whatever happened to freedom of choice, and please don't say you

    do have a choice; either get vaccinated

    or get fired;because that's not a choice that's an ultimatum.

  5. CovId, Delta , next one starts with E ,than F so on.. Constant state of restrictions and lockdowns with small privileges given to the ones who keep up with their shots and obey .Welcome to the New World Order people.

  6. If the entire country(countries) all did a lock down for the same amount of time at the same time we wouldn't be in this mess! If in America it didn't get politicized because of Trump and America did what it was supposed to we wouldn't be in this mess! Now in America people don't want to follow safety precautions or get vaccinated therefore the virus is able to spread rapidly and mutate! Thanks Dump for all you have done! What a mess!

  7. Why do they say it’s more transmissible, yet not mention a 75% less fatality rate. This alone should make you start asking questions.

    Maybe the first one should be why does Pfizer care about the 0.03% fatality Virus. But don’t give a shit about the 500,000 deaths from opioids they created?

    Or maybe ask why are there 400 deaths from vax’s this year yet only 4 from CONVID

    Or how Morrison just said once we reach a 80% vax rate in Aus we will be able to treat CONVID as we do the common flu?

    Or maybe just think me as another crazy conspiracy theorist

  8. It's starting to get like a Covid pyramid scheme: "Get the Delta strain and you could be in the run in to get the FREE Delta Plus upgrade! It's that easy! Just share your Delta strain with 20 people or more to enter!!"

    Dark, I know, but the negativity in the media gets to you after a while 😶

  9. State run media and the pandemic virus industrial complex. What a combination of liars that has outdone all previous lies. Scare tactics to coerce you into taking an untested experimental inoculation for a virus with a 99% recovery rate. Your natural immunity and safer alternative treatments are superior to these dangerous shots.

  10. They’re trying to scare you by saying it’s so much more TRANSMISSABLE. Don’t fall for the it!!! TRANSMISSABLE is not the same as DEADLY. They didn’t say there were higher hospitalization rates or death; only higher transmission and cases (a positive test with or without symptoms). Usually mutations lead to more transmissible, LESS lethal variants/strains. MISLEADING INFO FROM MSM TRYING TO FEARMONGER.

  11. Did you notice that 60% over alpha virus variant is 240% over original virus… Impressive how covid get "stronger"…
    How could a vaccine developed with original virus be effective against delta variant which efficiency to infect is 240% over the original virus???
    And I hear delta plus variant is 90% over delta, can somebody confirm it?

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  13. How do vaccinated doctors get it then? So if this remains endemic; it's only getting getting more contagious. Best case scenario.

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