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US CDC Classified Delta Covid-19 Variant as ‘Variant of Concern’

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or CDC has classified the Delta covid-19 variant of the novel corona virus, which is highly transmissible, and it was first identified in the country of India, and on Tuesday, 15th June 2021, the CEC of United States said, the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, epsilon, and Delta variants of the novel corona virus have been circulating in the United States have been classified as the variants of concern.

Until date, no covid-19 variants of the high consequences have also been identified in the United States of America, and the CDC of the United States of America also said, the Delta variant of the novel corona virus have also been showing the increased transmissibility, along with the potential decrease in the neutralization by several of the monoclonal antibody treatments under the potential decrease and emergency authorization in the neutralization in the lab tests.

The designation ‘variant of concern’ is generally given to the covid-19 strains, which the scientists believe, are more transmissible or can possibly cause some more severe disease, and the treatments, vaccines and the tests, which detect that, the corona virus might also be less effective against a covid-19 variant of concern.

According to the reports, the World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the Delta variant of the novel corona virus as a variant of concern on 10th May 2021, and the CDC of the United States has estimated that, it is accounted for 9.9 percent of the cases in the United States of America.