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The delta variant is of increasing concern in the Philippines and around the world. Here are updates for the week.

Covid Delta variant is ‘in the air you breathe’
With the delta variant, there should be more focus on airborne transmission. Ventilation is vital.
“People are still kind of stuck in that mindset of hand sanitiser and washing your hands, when actually the message we need to be getting out there is it’s the air you breathe,” Prof Raina Macintyre said.
“Ventilation makes a difference. If you’re having people over, open the window. If you’re driving in a car with people, open the window, even a little bit. Wear masks. It’s the shared air that matters the most.”
Prof Raina Macintyre, head of the biosecurity research program at the University of New South Wales’s Kirby Institute, said airborne transmission in indoor settings can occur even in the absence of fleeting contact
Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant: study
Officials say vaccines are highly effective against the Delta variant, now the dominant variant worldwide, though the study reiterated that one shot of the vaccines is not enough for high protection.
The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, confirms headline findings given by Public Health England in May about the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines made by Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford-AstraZeneca (AZN.L), based on real-world data.
Two doses of Pfizer, AstraZeneca shots effective against Delta variant: study | Reuters
NEJM: Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant
Effectiveness of Covid-19 Vaccines against the B.1.617.2 (Delta) Variant | NEJM
Delta variant 87% more transmissible- expert
Dr. Rontgene Solante, who heads the adult infectious diseases unit at San Lazaro hospital in Manila, said the viral load in the Delta variant is estimated to be 1,260 times higher than other strains.
Delta variant 97% more transmissible — expert – Manila Bulletin
Why the Delta variant is spreading so much faster than other coronavirus strains
“There’s so much more virus around, people who are infected have such high viral loads, but even short periods of time – five minutes, seven minutes, you don’t even have to be within six feet,”
Google News - Why the Delta variant is spreading so fast
Why the Delta variant is so infectious
Norah O'Donnell 🇺🇸
A great explanation of why the Delta variant is so infectious: "It is 1,000 times the viral load of the original coronavirus...it actually turns your immune system off for a bit," even in people who are vaccinated, allowing the virus to multiply before antibodies are developed https://t.co/quIZbwKl3q
Surge in Covid cases in the Netherlands shows the potential risk of full reopening
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