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COVID-19 Delta Variant May Have Increased Ability to Evade Vaccine-Induced Immunity

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The FINANCIAL — Vaccines are effective in decreasing hospitalization and deaths from COVID-19 infection but the emergence of viral variants of concern may diminish their efficacy, according to a new study, according to University of Glasgow.…

Don’t let delta disrupt learning, expert says

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With the delta variant surging in the United States just as the school year begins, parents are wondering — and worried — about the threat to children. To address their fears, Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist and director of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, answered questions from journalist…

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Is Delta Unstoppable?

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Steep declines in delta variant outbreaks in India and, more recently, the U.K., are likely not due to the nations reaching “herd immunity” or viral behavior, but rather because of shifts in human behavior prompted by mounting cases and deaths, Harvard experts say.…

Vaccines still effective against Delta variant of concern, Oxford study

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Obtaining two vaccine doses remains the most effective way to ensure protection against the COVID-19 Delta variant of concern dominant in the UK today, according to a study from the University of Oxford.…

Delta May Raise Hospitalisation but Vaccine Still Protects

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British Reporter --  The Delta variant of COVID-19 is associated with approximately double the risk of hospitalisation compared with the Alpha variant, according to a new nationwide study, UKRI notes.…

Delta becomes first airline to win Business Travel News award 10 consecutive times

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The FINANCIAL — For the 10th year in a row, corporate travel professionals have named Delta the No. 1 airline in the annual Business Travel News Airline Survey, with significant improvements over the airline’s already-leading 2019 scores. The survey asks corporate travel professionals to rank airlines on a number of important attributes, from customer service to…

New U.S. government study says that onboard air is safer than air in homes

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The FINANCIAL — Air on commercial airplanes is safer than the air circulating in homes or hospital operating rooms, according to a recent study conducted for the U.S. Department of Defense.   The study attributed high air exchange rates, HEPA-filters and downward ventilation systems with a 99.7% reduction in the risk of coronavirus transmission through air onboard after testing two aircraft fleet types used for commercial flights, even when all seats…

Delta publishes September Quarter financial results

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The FINANCIAL —  Delta Air Lines today reported financial results for the September quarter 2020. Detailed results, including both GAAP and adjusted metrics, are on page four and are incorporated here. “While our September quarter results demonstrate the magnitude of the pandemic on our business, we have been  encouraged as more customers travel and we…

Delta blocked middle seat

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The FINANCIAL — Booking a trip continues to bring people joy this year, with 97 percent of respondents to a recent study sharing that having a trip planned makes them happier. If it’s been a while since you’ve traveled, Delta is ready to take you to your loved ones safely. That’s why the airline is offering these tips – the four C’s of holiday travel – to…