Delta Plus Variant: Everything You Should Know

The second wave of the Corona crisis may seem to be calming down for the time being. But the danger is not completely averted yet. Experts, the central and state governments are still on alert mode. People will also have to stay like this or else the arrival of a possible third wave of corona is believed to certain. When the third wave of Corona will come, how much devastation it will cause when it comes, it is being speculated right now. But in the meantime, the Delta Plus variant of Corona is the biggest cause of concern.

The Delta Plus variant has currently knocked in three states. Altogether 25 patients of Corona Delta Plus variant have found in Madhya Pradesh (Bhopal), Maharashtra and Kerala. Now experts have also expressed concern that if the third wave comes, then the Delta Plus variant will prominently involved behind it.

First of all, understand what this variant is. In simple words, When the virus changes form due to different reasons and becomes dangerous or deadly. Then it is called a new variant. Corona, like many other viruses, is changing form and appearing in new variants.

What is Corona Delta Plus variant?

Now let’s talk about the Delta Plus variant. This is due to the changes made in the form of the Delta variant. Delta variant i.e. B.1.617.2 which was earlier found in India. Then in the following months it was also found in many other countries. The Delta Plus variant of Corona has a K417N change in its spike protein. The Delta Plus variant was earlier called B.1.617.2.1. It was first found in Europe. The spike protein is an essential part of the corona virus. Because of this, the virus enters the human body and causes infection.

How dangerous is the Corona Delta Plus variant?

Let us tell you that the Delta variant was mainly involved behind the arrival of the second wave of Corona. Which caused havoc in India. Now the danger is from the developed version of the Delta variant i.e. the Delta Plus variant. This variant could be the major factor behind a possible third wave of corona, mainly due to the recent concern raised by experts.

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India’s top virologist and former member of INSACOG Professor Shahid Jameel has expressed concern over this. He said that the Delta Plus variant can dodge both the vaccine and immunity. Meaning the vaccine, which till now was considered to be the biggest weapon in the fight against Corona. If the Delta Plus variant has the power to pierce it too. So the situation is likely to get serious.

There have also reports that the existing medicines used in the treatment of Delta Plus variant of Corona are not working. Maharashtra, where the first and second wave of corona has had the most impact, has also started preparations. Maharashtra is assuming that the third wave will come only because of the Delta Plus variant. So CM Uddhav Thackeray has put the officials on alert mode.

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