Delta virus, the fourth way of COVID, a new impending doom for the human race. The whole world suffered from, the COVID pandemic since two years now, undoubtedly it escalated quite rapidly upon which medical health professionals ultimately after uncountable trials developed vaccines under various pharmaceutical companies which ultimately brought the situation at bay. The fact that, all virus undergo changes and evolve over time, as they spread and replicate hence this caused, the emergence of DELTA VIRUS, the new face for an upcoming threat of quarantine.
What is Delta Virus?
Delta is defined as the name for the B.1.617.2. variant, a SARS-CoV-2 mutation that originated and surfaced in India. The first Delta case was diagnosed in December 2020. The environmental factors that induced this highly impeccable mutation has made it more resistant. The most interesting factor about viruses are the more they stay in the environment, they more rapidly they adapt to the changing circumstances and hence each mutation that is produced causes it become more resistant and resilient hence ultimately it become very difficult for the medical health professionals to diffuse the situation or produce a vaccine after studying the genetic code of the virus. Moreover, the virus tend to adapt accordingly to the host cells and develop characteristics that render a more potent version of it, hence the population that has been Covid vaccinated are not entirely threat-free, since this mutated version COVID DELTA virus comparatively yield effects that may-not or may encompass the activity of antibodies; that originated due initial variant hence conclusively the population that aren’t vaccinated at threat the most but vaccinated individuals can also become the prey of this microscopic parasite.
DELTA virus is estimated to be 40% to 60% more transmissible than the Alpha variant from the United Kingdom, which itself was about 50% more transmissible than initially developed versions of the virus. That means It spreads more than twice as readily as the original coronavirus that initiated the global pandemic. A recent study from the United Kingdom showed that children and adults under 50 were 2.5 times more likely to become infected with Delta. And so far, no vaccine has been approved for children 5 to 12 in the U.S hence this vehemently put across the notion that two ages; children below 12 and old age individuals above 50 are very susceptible to this variant.
We are all unique and dynamic. With our usual differences our immune systems are different as well This means the same virus can produce different signs and symptoms in various ways. A sign is something that’s seen, such as a rash. A symptom is something that’s felt, like a sore throat.
The way a virus causes illness is dependent on two key factors: viral factors include things like speed of replication, modes of transmission, and so on. Viral factors change as the virus evolves on other hand host factors: are specific to the individual; Age, gender, medications, diet, exercise, health and stress can all affect host factors. So when we discuss about the signs and symptoms of a virus, we’re referring to what is most readily seen and observed in the humans. To determine this, we have to collect information from individual cases and study the pattern of it to establish common symptoms.
COVID DELTA, this virus manifest in slightly different symptoms comparatively, fever, runny nose, loss taste and smell is common but as the virus has evolved, it seems the most common symptoms have changed too, incessant dihherea, conjunctivitis, Headache, Muscle or joint pain, Different types of skin rash, nausea or vomiting, Chills or dizziness have been depicted as foremost physical symptoms. However; shortness of breath, Loss of appetite, Confusion, persistent pain or pressure in the chest are considered to be serve symptoms of Alpha variant of COVID, but they are reflected more readily by this mutated Delta variant hence it more lethal and fatal. People of all ages who experience fever and cough associated with difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, chest pain or loss of speech or movement should seek medical care immediately. Altogether how these symptoms project in each individual vary depending upon age, sex, levels of immunity and the fact that they have previously been vaccinated or not.
Conclusively, although claims have been made by pharmaceutical companies that the existing covid vaccine can render resistance against the new variant but precautionary measurements still have to be taken by each and every individual (vaccinated or not) alike, because prevention is better than cure.