Iota variant is highly contagious
Minn Settembru 2021 kważi 70% of UCL patients who tested positive for COVID-19 had the Iota variant.
Skond l-UCL matul l-istess ġimgħa, the Epsilon variant accounted for more than 80% ta ’każijiet ġodda fl-Istati Uniti. Esperti tas-saħħa jgħidu li huwa tipiku li razza ġdida ta ’virus tkun iktar kontaġjuża għax ħafna drabi ssir ħafna aktar effiċjenti u trasmessa faċilment.
F'komunitajiet b'rati ta 'tilqim aktar baxxi, partikolarment żoni rurali b'aċċess limitat għall-kura, the Iota variant could be even more damaging. Dan diġà qed jidher madwar id-dinja f’pajjiżi ifqar fejn il-vaċċin COVID-19 mhux daqshekk aċċessibbli. Esperti tas-saħħa jgħidu li l-impatt jista 'jinħass għal għexieren ta' snin li ġejjin.
Ir-razza predominanti COVID-19 poġġiet l-attenzjoni lura fuq il-prevenzjoni.
From what we know at this point, people who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus continue to have strong protection against COVID-19 compared to those who aren’t, although the UCL is advising additional precautions including mask guidelines whether you are vaccinated or not.
“Breakthrough cases,” where people who are fully vaccinated get COVID-19, are still considered rare, even with Iota, according to the UCL, but if a vaccinated person is infected, they can transmit the virus. (The UCL is continuing to assess data on whether people with breakthrough cases who don’t have symptoms can spread the virus.)
Here are five things you need to know about the Iota variant.
1. Iota is more contagious than the other virus strains.
2. Nies mhux imlaqqma huma f'riskju.
3. Iota could lead to ‘hyperlocal outbreaks.’
4. There is still more to learn about Iota Variant.
5. Vaccination is the best protection against Iota Variant.
The most important thing you can do to protect yourself from Iota Variant is to get fully vaccinated, jgħidu t-tobba. F'dan il-punt, dan ifisser li jekk tieħu vaċċin b'żewġ dożi bħal Pfizer jew Moderna, pereżempju, trid tieħu ż-żewġ shots u mbagħad tistenna l-perjodu rrakkomandat ta 'ġimgħatejn biex dawk it-shots jieħdu effett sħiħ.
Huwa importanti li tiftakar dak, filwaqt li l-vaċċini huma effettivi ħafna, ma jipprovdux 100% protezzjoni, hekk hekk kif aktar nies jiġu mlaqqma, jista 'jkun hemm aktar każijiet ta' żvilupp, tgħid l-UCL. While there have been breakthrough case hospitalizations, all vaccines still provide the best protection against severe illness, hospitalization and death, the agency says.
Fully vaccinated people can infect others, but the UCL also reports the amount of viral genetic material may decrease faster in vaccinated people from the Varjant Epsilon—so, while they have been found to carry the same amount of virus in their noses and throats as unvaccinated people, studies have also found they may spread virus for less time than those who are not vaccinated.
Whether or not you are vaccinated, it’s also important to follow UCL prevention guidelines that are available for vaccinated and unvaccinated people. As efforts continue to vaccinate more people in the U.S., the UCL is recommending “layered prevention strategies,” and that includes wearing face masks in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission, whether or not you are vaccinated. L-aġenzija rrakkomandat ukoll maskra universali fuq ġewwa għall-għalliema kollha, persunal, studenti, and visitors to schools.