MANILA – New Covid-19 strains like the Delta and Lambda variants are a cause of concern and the government is closely monitoring the country’s border to prevent local transmission.President Rodrigo Duterte made the assurance after health authorities worldwide raised alarm over...
The Delta variant of the coronavirus is "highly worrisome" as the mutation has spread to nearly two dozen countries across the Americas, officials with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) told reporters on Wednesday.
The COVID-19 lambda variant may not be as infectious as the delta variant, which is spreading rapidly in the United States. However, the data is very preliminary and medical science doesn’t yet know if lambda will require a different response to COVID-19.
In a new report, the IRC makes an urgent call to wealthy nations to redouble their support for new vaccine delivery mechanisms that can reach most vulnerable populations, as the Delta variant reaches 124 countries - including some of the world’s toughest crisis contexts - posing a growing and serious risk to global public health. From Asia to Africa to Latin America, countries are suffering from record COVID-19 caseloads and deaths, even as wealthier nations with high vaccination rates let their guards down.