The Delta variant may be escaping immunity from Covid-19 vaccines

The Delta variant may be escaping immunity from Covid-19 vaccines

Quartz - Latest stories·2021-06-26 16:01

The evidence around the Delta variant is evolving, and studies now show that current vaccines may not be as effective against it.

An analysis by the Gupta Lab at Cambridge University, a team of infectious diseases specialists led by Ravindra K. Gupta, has found that the AstraZeneca vaccine (called Covishield in India) is significantly less effective against infections from the Delta variant. This study was conducted in a lab using samples from vaccinated individuals and testing them against the wild type of the coronavirus (first detected in Wuhan), Alpha variants (first found in the UK), and Delta variants, first seen in India.

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