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13 Jul 2021

ZOE Webinar 13/07/21 – The Delta variant: why is it so dominant?

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Date: 13/07/2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

New Delta variant webinar

On Tuesday 13th July the ZOE team is running a new webinar on the Delta variant.

Professor Tim Spector (Lead investigator on the ZOE Covid Study app) and eminent professor, Wendy Barclay, Head of the Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London, will be discussing everything to do with the Delta variant, including why it’s so dominant, and how well vaccines are working against it.

What makes the Delta variant so pervasive?

As more of us are getting vaccinated and lockdown restrictions are easing, there appears to be a sign of cautious optimism that we are overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently though, there has been more attention paid to different variations of the virus. In particular, the now dominant strain in the UK: Delta. It’s a highly transmissible SARS-CoV-2 virus strain, which was first identified in India in December, and then swept rapidly across the UK, which has led to rising numbers of infections.

As it’s recently predicted that the Delta variant will soon become the dominant variant in other parts of the world too, Tim speaks to Professor Wendy Barclay about what makes this particular strain so dominant, and how well our vaccines are working against it.

To register for this free webinar, please go to the ZOE website 

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