Keeping up to date with the Covid-19 variants is understandably tricky. With things constantly changing and new variants being discovered frequently, there’s a lot of information to take in. That said, it’s essential to be aware of the different variants, while focusing on the ones that may affect you. Here’s what you should know about Covid-19 variants so far.
What Covid-19 Variants Are Currently Known?
Tons of different Covid variants have been discovered recently. The list goes on and on. Variants of a virus, like Covid-19, have a change in structure that alters the characteristics in some way or another. Here is a long list of variants that have been discovered so far, according to the WHO’s tracking board.
- Alpha B.1.1.7
- Beta B.1.351
- Gamma P.1
- Delta B.1.617.2
- Lambda C.37
- Mu B.1.621
Yes, there are a lot of different variants out there. However, six variants are of significant concern worldwide. That said, the World Health Organization has named a few of these variants in an easier way to understand. Keep reading as we discuss below.
What Variants Are Important to Know?
As of right now, the most critical variant to be aware of is the Delta variant. As such, this Covid-19 variant is most likely responsible for around 98% of Covid cases in the United States. That said, a new variant, Omicron, is also spreading rapidly throughout the US. However, the Delta variant is more dangerous, especially for younger people.
Is the Vaccine Effective for All Varients?
As of right now, it’s hard to determine whether different variants affect the vaccine effectiveness. However, research shows that if it does, it’s very minimal. Different virus variants are prevalent, and the Covid-19 vaccines were created with this in mind. So, don’t hold off on the vaccine just because of the different variants that are emerging. Getting vaccinated is an excellent way to stay protected against Covid-19.
How Can You Learn More?
Keeping up to date with changes in Covid-19 variants, vaccines, and health matters is extremely important. So, if you want to keep yourself safe and learn more, PeopleFinders can help you stay up to date with the latest news. On PeopleFinders’ blog, you can find out new Covid-19 information as it comes out by looking under the News section. Check it out to stay updated on Covid-19 variants, vaccine information, and mask mandates across the US.
Unfortunately, Covid-19 is still around, and people worldwide are affected by it each day. The best way to keep yourself protected is by staying informed and getting vaccinated. Find out more information on the PeopleFinders blog to keep yourself updated with the latest news.