‘Delta Plus’ variant: More transmissible, infectious, and resistant?
Public health experts are sounding the alarm about a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. More than 50 cases of the so-called Delta Plus variant have been detected in India. The variant has also surfaced in the USA and almost a dozen other countries. Indian scientists say it could be more transmissible, more infectious and resistant to lifesaving drugs given to some Covid-19 patients. But they need more data to confirm this. DW’s correspondent Nimisha Jaswail sent us this report from India, where the new variant has fueled fears the country could be headed for a third wave.