The latest surge in COVID-19 infection is fueled by the highly contagious delta variant, which was first identified in India late last year. Now, a Delta plus variant is beginning to cause alarm and worries among the public.
According to WKBN, The delta plus variant is like the existing delta variant except that it has a spike protein mutation called the K417N. Spike proteins are external bumps the virus uses to hook onto human cells.
Experts say that the delta plus variant is more contagious than the original strain that could infect five unvaccinated people, which is more than twice as many as the original strain.
With this, the public is now again advised to take precautionary measures, including vaccinated people who are also given advice to mask up indoors and in public areas.
With the highly contagious delta variant surging rapidly, the public is once again suffering with pandemic anxiety. Such surge has prompted mask mandates, vaccine mandates and other stricter measures to try to get the coronavirus back under control.
However, if you're already vaccinated, should you even worry about this variant? How worried should you be? What new precautions are called for?
Here's what you need to know about Delta coronavirus variant and how to stay safe and protect others.
Delta Variant is very contagious
According to health experts, the delta variant appears to be around twice as transmissible as the original strain. It spreads faster and quickly infects other people.
You can still get infected with delta even if you’re vaccinated
It is said that you can still get infected with the delta variant even if you are already vaccinated. While the COVID-19 vaccines are said to be less protective against delta, they are still effective at preventing people from getting severely ill.
Health experts say that vaccinated people are eight times less likely to get sick and 25 times less likely to end up in the hospital compared with unvaccinated people.
Getting infected with Delta variant can get you long-haul COVID-19 symptoms
While the risk of getting sick if you’re vaccinated is very low, it is possible for you to end up suffering from long-haul COVID-19 symptoms. Thus, the safest thing to do is to isolate yourself to avoid being infected together.
Always wear a mask in public
Many experts advise that whether or not you’re vaccinated, you need to up your mask game and wear the best-fitting mask that you can wear.
Kids can get infected and may spread delta virus
Kids can get infected with delta variants although they tend to have milder cases than adults. Children are the least protected age group since no vaccine is authorized for kids below 12 years old.
According to health experts, it's possible that children who get infected with the delta variant might have more symptoms than they would if they were infected with an earlier version of the virus. With this, it is important to always keep your kids masked up in public.
Avoid attending gatherings
Many public health experts say that it is safe to attend events if you are vaccinated but you have to keep in mind the delta variant especially if you are going to a place with rising cases.
Delta Variant can cause different symptoms
There are some doctors and public health experts who have reported that people who have been infected with delta have different symptoms compared to the previous strain, which include cough, fever, and loss of taste and smell.
Now, some of the more common symptoms appear to be runny nose, sore throat, and headache, among others.
Keep your place and things sanitized
While they say that no extra surface cleaning is needed, delta still transmits similarly with the original strain. Thus, it is still important to follow safety and health protocols and keep your area and things sanitized all the time.
With delta, the difference is that the infected person will make many more copies of the virus, faster, which makes it easier to spread.
Monitor your health daily
You have to be alert for symptoms of COVID-19. Take your temperature when symptoms develop or better yet have yourself tested right away.
Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
Being in crowds can put you at higher risk for COVID-19. Avoid indoor spaces too, especially the ones that do not offer fresh air from the outdoors. If you can, bring in some fresh air in the room by opening your windows.
In this trying time, it is important to stay safe and to stay indoors to avoid any contact from the virus. Also, make sure to sanitize yourself upon entering the vicinity of your home and to always be prepared of medicines and safety kits.
If you are thinking of moving in to a place that provides clean and secured environment in this time of pandemic, check out the offerings of Vista Residences.
Vista Residences is the condominium arm of the country’s largest homebuilder, Vista Land & Lifescapes, Inc., which offers ready for occupancy and pre-selling condominium projects in Manila and Quezon City that are strategically located within inner-city areas, in close proximity to premium universities and developed business districts.
At Vista Residences, unit owners can take advantage of the property’s centrality. The properties of Vista Residences are strategically located near the country’s premium universities and CBDs, making them an attractive investment for both local and foreign investors.
Vista Residences has ready for occupancy condo projects in Manila such as Vista Taft, Vista Heights, Vista GL Taft, 878 Espana, and Crown Tower University Belt. It also has pre selling projects in the said area which include Vista Recto, Plumeria Heights, Tennyson Heights, Bradbury Heights, Sky Arts Manila, and Kizuna Heights.
Meanwhile, its ready for occupancy projects in Quezon City include Wil Tower, the Symphony Towers, Pine Crest, and Vista 309 Katipunan. It also has pre selling condo projects in the said city such as Hawthorne Heights and Vista Pointe.
Living in Vista Residences enables you to enjoy convenience, where everything is pretty much within walking distance or a few minutes away from the property; comfort because the project features and amenities are designed to deliver comfort at all times, which makes condo living a worthy investment; security that is 24/7 and CCTV monitoring, which makes the residents safe and secure within the property.
In line with Vista Residences’ thrust to offer convenience among its residents, it also features an AllDay Convenience Store and Coffee Project in all its projects.
Vista Residences is part of Vista Land’s roster of vertical housing brands that cater to millennials and young professionals. The other vertical brands include Camella Manors, COHO, and Crown Asia.
For more information on Vista Residences, email [email protected], follow @VistaResidencesOfficial on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, or call the Marketing Office at 0999 886 4262 / 0917 582 5167.