1st Case Of “Delta Plus” Variant Identified In Israel In 11-Yr.-0ld

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Illustrative. A health worker collects a swab sample from a kid to test for COVID-19, at a coronavirus testing center, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Aug. 9, 2021 (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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Israel’s Health Ministry reported on Tuesday that the first case of the AY.4.2 Delta variant, known as “Delta Plus,” has been identified in Israel in an 11-year-old boy who had returned from Moldova.

Delta Plus was first identified in July 2021 and has been identified in several countries in Europe, with the largest number of cases in the UK.

Health officials have been studying the variant and some have said there has been no indication that is more virulent or transmissible than other variants. The spokesperson for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday that the government was keeping a close eye on the variant but as of now, there is no evidence that is more transmissible.

However, other health officials say that it may be more infectious. The director of University College London’s Genetics Institute, Professor Francois Balloux, commented on the Delta Plus variant on Tuesday, stating: “Its trajectory in the UK hasn’t changed over the last 2 days. The increase also doesn’t seem region-specific, which may suggest A.Y.4.2 is intrinsically more transmissible, rather than being carried by a demographic event.”

Former FDA commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb noted that the surge of COVID cases in the UK is concurrent with the increase in the number of Delta Plus cases. “UK reported its biggest one-day Covid case increase in 3 months just as the new delta variant AY.4 with the S:Y145H mutation in the spike reaches 8% of UK sequenced cases. We need urgent research to figure out if this delta plus is more transmissible, has partial immune evasion?”

(YWN Israel Desk – Jerusalem)


4 COMMENTS

  1. Lockdown the world Fast, FAST, and “FASTER”
    Never Leave your house again,
    Never see your children and definitely not grandchildren again,
    Until 2 weeks, then a month, YEAR, VACCINATED, NO QUICKLY PUT BACK ON YOUR MASK UNTIL DELTA IS OVER, THEN BOOSTER VACCIAN, AND THEN PANIC CONTINUES
    JUST READ THE HEADLINE……………….

  2. I think giving kids 20 covid “vaccine” boosters, 5 jabs from each major pharmaceutical company, is the way to go to nip this particular varient in the bud.