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2 Doses of Pfizer or Astrazeneca Vaccine Effective Against Delta COVID-19 Variant: Study

The Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines for COVID-19 are nearly as effective against the Delta variant as they are against the previously dominant Alpha variant, when the person receives two doses of the vaccine, a new study published on Wednesday suggests. The highly contagious Delta variant, first identified in India in late 2020, is now the dominant variant of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus worldwide. The CCP virus causes the disease COVID-19. Researchers have previously said it’s too early to say whether the Delta variant is more or less deadly than other CCP virus variants. Correspondence published in The Lancet in June suggested that the chance of hospitalization may be higher with the Delta variant compared to the earlier Alpha variant. Authors of the new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, reported that two doses of the Pfizer vaccine were 88 percent effective at curbing symptomatic COVID-19 from the Delta …

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