What should we do in the face of the new “Delta Variant”

On Aug 3, the Beijing time .more than 300 cases of COVID-19 were found in more than 20 cities across China, the most severe period in China in the last six months. On July 30, the US time. government reported more than 103,000 new cases of COVID-19, the first time in six months that the U.S. has surpassed 100,000 infections in a single day, and more than 10 times the daily number of infections reported in the U.S. just a few weeks ago. Meanwhile, other countries, including India, Scotland and the United Kingdom, have seen a number of cases, and the culprit is a variant of COVID-19.

What is the Delta Variant ?

Delta variant (SARS-CoV-2), also known as lineage B.1.617.2, is a variant of lineage B.1.617 of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.It was first detected in India in late 2020. The World Health Organization (WHO) named it the Delta variant on 31 May 2021.

Delta Variant is highly contagious

According to Chinese experts, “Delta” mutation strain of the virus infectivity and transmission capacity has been significantly enhanced, especially the incubation period or passage interval is shortened, in just 10 days on the transmission of five or six generations, the spread of the virus is accelerating. PCR test results of infected samples showed a significant increase in viral load. The mutant strain was twice as transmissible as previous strains and more than 40% more transmissible than the strain found in the UK.

From effective exposure, infection, to the onset of clinical symptoms, the rate of onset, the time of onset, or the interval between generations, the intergenerational transmission of the virus, the average incubation period is one or two days shorter, and the speed is a little bit faster than in the past.

Delta Variant has a high viral load

After the onset of the disease, the proportion of patients turning to severe and critical type is higher than before, and the time of turning to severe and critical type is earlier. The patient’s CT value is very low, and the lower the CT value, the higher the viral load in the body, and the longer it takes for the patient to turn negative.

Delta Variant may have immune escape, but the vaccine still has a protective effect.

In the confirmed cases, among the people who have not been vaccinated, the proportion of severe cases or severe cases is significantly higher than those vaccinated, and the vaccine still has a protective effect on the new strain. The study said that compared with non vaccinated cases, vaccinated cases had shorter time from diagnosis to antibody positive, higher CT value and shorter hospital stay.

Delta Variant pathogenicity increased

Delta Variant appears to have become more pathogenic in India and in the UK, meaning that the proportion of symptomatic people infected has increased.

Delta Variant Clinical manifestations

There is no significant difference between the clinical manifestations of “Delta Variant” and the clinical symptoms caused by previous strains, such as fever, dry cough, fatigue and so on.

Keep a good sense of personal protection and wear masks in crowded places, especially when taking public transportation.

Wash hands frequently, often ventilated, keep a social distance of more than 1 meter and other good hygiene habits.

Keep the room clean, open the window frequently, ventilate and vaccinate the novel coronavirus vaccine in time.

——Personal Protection Recommendations

Although the “Delta Variant” virus is threatening, masks are still the best protective weapons. If you are an importer and intend to import masks from China, what should you pay attention to?

Chinese enterprises need to meet the following qualifications to export medical products

  • Business license of the company (business scope includes medical devices) and application for general taxpayer
  • Medical device business license (production link)
  • Class II medical device business Filing Certificate (Sales)
  • A medical material manufacturer that has obtained foreign standard certification or passed Chinese certification and registration
There are 2047 "Wite List" export enterprises that have obtained the registration certificate of medical device products in China.

① Disposable medical masks (752 in total)   

② Medical protective masks (150 in total)

③ Medical surgical masks (523 in total)

④ Medical protective clothing (301 in total)

⑤ Medical protective masks (23 in total)

⑥ Ventilator (62 in total)

⑦ Infrared thermometer (236 in total)

A total of 56 medical material manufacturers have obtained foreign standard certification or registration.

①Medical masks (32 in total)

②Medical protective clothing (9 in total)

③Ventilator (10 in total)

④Infrared thermometer (3 in total)

⑤Virus test kit (2 in total)

There are 43 non-medical mask manufacturers that have obtained foreign standard certification or registration.

If you are an importer and want to purchase medical products from China, you can choose according to the qualifications of Chinese production and sales enterprises, or you can check related enterprises on the government website.

If you buy a Mask from China, you can safely wear it. Masks exported from China since May 10, 2020 have been strictly inspected to ensure that every mask and other medical product exported is qualified.

You can also judge whether the mask is qualified by the appearance of the mask,according to the inspection requirements of masks, the width of the ear rope of regular medical surgical masks should be 5mm, while the width of the ear rope of disposable surgical masks should be 3mm. Or judge by the fabric of the mask. The qualified mask has soft cloth and clear sesame grain.

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