Coronavirus Update 127: Delta Variant and Vaccines

Professor Roger Seheult, MD of MedCram with an update on the effectiveness of four major vaccines against the delta variant of COVID-19: Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson and Johnson Vaccine (This video was recorded on July 19, 2021).

See the video Dr. Seheult references: 10 Tips if you Get COVID-19 here: https://youtu.be/vN30emwcNS4

TOPICS IN THIS VIDEO INCLUDE:

00:00 General overview of SARS-CoV-2 variants
02:44 Characteristics of the SARS-CoV-2 delta variant (B.1.617.2)
03:21 Preliminary data on delta variant infection rates by age & risk of severe infection
05:14 How delta variant is affecting COVID-19 case numbers in the UK, Israel, and United States
06:55 How well are the COVID-19 vaccines equipped to handle the delta variant? Data on effectiveness of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine
12:20 Data on effectiveness of Moderna vaccine against the delta variant
12:42 Data on effectiveness of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine against the delta variant
13:41 Information on Johnson & Johnson vaccine effectiveness against related SARS-CoV-2 variants (no current data on delta variant)
15:29 Vaccination rates across the United States
17:04 What to do if you’re infected with COVID-19?

Roger Seheult, MD is the co-founder and lead professor at https://www.medcram.com
He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine and an Associate Professor at the University of California, Riverside School of Medicine.

LINKS / REFERENCES:

5 Things To Know About the Delta Variant (Yale Medicine) | https://www.yalemedicine.org/news/5-things-to-know-delta-variant-covid

REACT-1 round 12 report: resurgence of SARS-CoV-2 infections in England associated with increased frequency of the Delta variant (Imperial College) | https://spiral.imperial.ac.uk/bitstream/10044/1/89629/10/react1_r12_preprint_final.pdf

SARS-CoV-2 Delta VOC in Scotland: demographics, risk of hospital admission, and vaccine effectiveness (The Lancet) | https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01358-1/fulltext

Vaccines highly effective against B.1.617.2 variant after 2 doses (GOV.UK) | https://www.gov.uk/government/news/vaccines-highly-effective-against-b-1-617-2-variant-after-2-doses

Effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines against hospital admission with the Delta (B.1.617.2) variant (Public Health England) | https://khub.net/documents/135939561/479607266/Effectiveness+of+COVID-19+vaccines+against+hospital+admission+with+the+Delta+%28B.1.617.2%29+variant.pdf/

Moderna Provides a Clinical Update on the Neutralizing Activity of its COVID-19 Vaccine on Emerging Variants Including the Delta Variant First Identified in India (Moderna) | https://investors.modernatx.com/news-releases/news-release-details/moderna-provides-clinical-update-neutralizing-activity-its-covid

How much protection COVID-19 vaccines give you against the Delta variant, according to the best available data (Business Insider) | https://www.businessinsider.com/delta-variant-covid-vaccine-effectiveness-protection-pfizer-moderna-astrazeneca-2021-7

The total number and mass of SARS-CoV-2 virions (NIH) | https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7685332/

Covid vaccine: How many people in the UK have been vaccinated so far? (BBC News) | https://www.bbc.com/news/health-55274833

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