The Delta plus it is a variant of Covid widespread above all in the United Kingdom, but has already arrived in I.talia. For now it is not of particular concern, but it is kept under careful observation because it seems to have an additional contagion capacity compared to the Delta variant, which in this sense is already very strong.
According to what was declared by Silvio Brusaferro, president of the Higher Institute of Health, the Delta plus variant “it is present in Italy in a rather limited number of cases, but a little in all regions. As of October 19, 86 sequences had been made ”. Hence the warning from Brusaferro, who arrived on the sidelines of the usual weekly monitoring of the control room: “We are still in a pandemic, although fortunately the circulation of the virus in Italy is more limited than in other countries. Here we are in a positive phase, but this has been possible precisely because we have adopted prudent behavior ”.
But how much will Delta plus affect the incidence of cases in the coming weeks? “The variant may also contribute – is the opinion of the virologist Fabrizio Pregliasco – but in the cauldron there is everything: the first openings, the vaccination that started well but then did not go ahead and above all this great freedom, which in my opinion is the one that affects the most because a large amount of contacts accumulates which, even today, it is a risk ”.