DELTA : COVID-19's Latest Variant of Concern
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About the Event
Two years ago, what began as a pneumonia outbreak in Wuhan has assumed global proportions and claimed countless lives from around the world. As we are racing against time in ensuring we achieve herd immunity, new COVID-19 variants are emerging that are more transmissible and dangerously contagious.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified the variants as either Variant of Concern (VOC) or Variant of Interest (VOI). Variant of Concern translates to a rise in transmissibility, an increase in fatality, and a significant decrease in the effectiveness of vaccines, therapy, and other health measures. Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and the latest variant, Delta, fall under this category.
The Delta variant was initially detected in India in December 2020, which resulted in a staggering number of casualties in the country. Now, more countries are experiencing another surge of infection due to this variant, including neighboring countries in the ASEAN - Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. In the Philippines, this variant is now fast becoming the dominant strain of COVID in the country.
How can we arm ourselves from this variant? What do we need to know about this variant and how does
it differ from other Variants of Concerns (VOC)?
The Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines (La Cámara) invites you to this informative discussion with our expert speakers and find out more about this new deadly COVID-19 variant and ultimately win the war against COVID-19 and arm ourselves against the war with COVID-19.. This webinar is organized by the German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in partnership with BASF Philippines.