New research data on the Corona mutant Delta have given Karl Lauterbach a worried look at autumn. He especially warns of infections in children.
Berlin – The delta variant of the corona virus * continues to spread. It is also on the rise in Italy. New research data on the corona mutant are now also causing worrying thoughts from SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach.
Lauterbach worried about delta mutant of the corona virus
Lauterbach considers the delta variant to be significantly more dangerous than the previous variants of the virus, even after looking at the new data. “From everything we know so far, we have to assume that the Delta variant is both more contagious and more deadly,” said Lauterbach den Newspapers of the Funke media group.
That would now show new evaluations from Canada. And data from England could not confirm the hope that Delta is more contagious but not more deadly. The epidemiologist was therefore “very worried about the autumn”.
Delta spreads: Children could also be hit hard
Lauterbach said the Delta variant could also have serious health consequences for younger people and children. “Although we have to expect no or very few deaths there, there will be many severe courses, the end result of which can be Long Covid for children,” said Lauterbach. Long Covid patients have persistent symptoms even after infection. *
The WHO also referred to the data sets on the delta mutant on Wednesday. The World Health Organization spoke of a 137 percent higher death rate in the delta mutant.
Just weeks ago, experts were divided as to whether the new variant is actually more deadly. However, with reference to older data. (rjs / dpa) * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA