US county The South and West are seeing an increase in the number of coronavirus cases as the Indian ‘delta’ variant continues to spread rapidly in vaccinated, unvaccinated areas.
Areas in states such as Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wyoming have reported between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past seven days. According to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
This is higher than the national average of 23.9 infections per 100,000.
Health officials say low vaccination rates are an issue and the virus is spreading rapidly in unvaccinated regions in the United States.
All five states received the vaccine for less than 35 percent of the population. That̵7;s lower than the national average of 45.6 percent, CDC data show.
All states reported an increase in cases associated with the delta variant. Some say that more than half of the new infections are species-related.
Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has warned that America is more likely to see limited delta outbreaks in certain communities than broad ones.
‘It won’t be widespread,’ he said on Sunday’s appearance on CBS’ Face the Nation.
‘It will expand the scope too much. There are some areas of the country where you’ll have very dense outbreaks.’
meanwhile Los Angeles residents are being urged to wear masks again. Two weeks after the county lifted the mask order. Among concerns about such variables
It came as the variant continued to ravage the UK by Delta, causing a new explosion of cases. and COVID-19 infections rose 75 percent from the previous week. But the death toll has not increased.
Counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wyoming (marked in red) reported between 100 and 500 cases per 100,000 in the last week. compared to the national average of 23.9 cases per 100,000.
Arkansas saw an average of 300 daily cases last week, up from 200 last month and 56 percent of all cases. and in Mississippi There was an 18% increase in the seven-day average of cases going from 111 to 132.
All five states have received 35% or less of the full vaccine against residents. It’s lower than the national average of 45.6%, and only three counties among the five counties are more than 50% fully vaccinated.
on tuesday The variable accounts for 20.6% of all COVID-19 infections, up from 9.9% two weeks ago, according to the CDC.
Known as B.1.617.2, the delta variable has been identified as ‘Two mutations’ by the Indian Ministry of Health due to two mutations: L452R and E484Q.
L452R is the same mutation found in the California strain, and E484Q is similar to the mutation found in the Brazilian and South African strains.
Both mutations occur in a significant portion of the virus that allows it to enter human cells and infect.
Gottlieb said he believes the massive increase in UK cases is a speculation of what will happen in the United States.
That means the 20 percent figure is only expected to increase.
‘I think when you look all over the United States. If you are a community with low vaccination rates And you still think you have low immunity from a previous infection. The virus therefore does not spread through the local population. those communities really There are risks,” he told Face the Nation.
‘So I think the governor has to think about how they create healthcare resources in areas of the country where you still have a lot of weakness.’
Only three counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Wyoming have fully vaccinated more than 50 percent of their residents.
In one state – Arkansas – authorities reported that only 35 percent of the population had the full set of vaccines.
Arkansas saw an average of 300 cases per day, up from 200 last month. And health officials say the delta variable is the cause.
Currently, 56 percent of all cases in genetically sequenced states are delta-linked.
Health experts say low vaccination rates will help India’s ‘delta’ variant spread It now accounts for 20% of American cases, up from 9.9% two weeks ago.
Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former FDA Commissioner Said on Sunday (pictured), he expected outbreaks of the Indian ‘delta’ variant to increase in areas with low vaccination rates.
Dr Jennifer Dillaha, director of epidemiology at the Arkansas Department of Health, said: “That tells us the variant is widespread and spreading rapidly.”
‘My concern is if people don’t have immunity. This variant will find them and infect them and cause illness.’
Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson said hospitalizations were up 30 percent and people were encouraged to get vaccinated.
‘The delta variable is a serious concern for us. We see an impact on the growing number of patients and our hospitalizations,” Hutchinson told Face the Nation.
‘We have to make sure we do whatever it takes to get the words we have. We use incentives that are not very successful. We obviously market our vaccines. we are educating Do everything you can’
in mississippi Health officials said There are more patients involved in the delta variant.
According to the WAPT, state epidemiologist Dr Paul Byers said at least 60 cases were associated with the variant. Since a flea infection was identified a few weeks ago.
The state currently has an average of 132 COVID-19 cases per day, an 18 percent increase from 111 from the beginning of this month.
meanwhile Less than 30 percent of the population is fully vaccinated.
‘Vaccines are still in effect. But remember that vaccines are not 100 percent,’ says Byers.
‘And when you have a person who is in close congregation and is in a place with a high concentration of infectious strains, there is a possibility of transmission.’
Meanwhile, in the UK, UK officials Records 22,868 new COVID-19 cases, the highest reported since late January.
That’s a 1040 percent increase from the 2,000 recorded in late April when the delta variable first occurred.
MODERNA says vaccine against COVID-19 It works with variables including DELTA STRAIN in lab tests.
Moderna Inc. says its COVID-19 vaccine can fight the coronavirus. Including the fast-spreading Indian ‘delta’ species.
The company tested eight patients’ blood samples a week after they received their second and last dose of vaccine.
In a lab where blood is mixed with a variable Two injections produced high levels of neutralizing antibodies against all mutants tested.
“These new data support and reinforce our belief that the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine should continue to protect against newly detected strains,” CEO Stéphane Bancel said in a press release.
“These findings underscore the importance of continually vaccinating the population with an effective primary vaccine.”
Antibody levels were only 2.1 times lower compared to the delta variant. (fifth from the right) is less than the other variables. and the least decrease compared to Kent’s ‘Alpha’ variant (second from left).
for this study Published as a preprint on bioRxiv.org, the team looked at how well blood samples performed on 16 virus strains. This includes the original species as well.
The researchers collected samples from eight people who participated in a phase 1 clinical trial in 2020, one week after the second dose.
Next, the blood serum was exposed to each variable.
The results showed that the vaccine worked best compared to an alpha variant called B.1.1.7, which originated in the UK. There was little change in the neutralized antibody compared to the original strain.
All other variables showed a decrease in neutralizing antibodies but not enough to lose protection.
Compared to the beta variant originating in South Africa and the gamma variant originating in Brazil. The levels of neutralizing antibodies were reduced by 6.9 times and 3.2 times, respectively.
However, compared to the delta variable, the levels were only 2.1 times lower, which is less than seen in all other models.