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Delta variant 'escapes' antibodies gained through vaccination or earlier infection: Study Updated: 2021-06-21 10:03:04 KST

The Delta variant, first identified in India, has now spread to 80 regions around the world.
The variant has been deemed highly transmissible, but now, studies show the variant is capable of evading antibodies.
According to a study in India, which is currently being peer-reviewed, the Delta variant 'escapes' the antibodies gained by the body either through earlier infection, or through vaccination.
The study added its ability to escape antibodies means higher transmissibility, and this could potentially impact the global vaccination program moving forward.
With fears over the Delta variant spreading further, Belgium will ban entry to non-EU travelers from the UK.
The UK is on a list of 27 nations subject to the ban, effective June 27th.
The Delta variant is now the dominant strain in the UK.
So far in Belgium, the Delta variant accounts for over 6-percent of infections.
In China, hundreds of flights were canceled over the weekend, when a waitress at Shenzhen International Airport tested positive for the Delta variant.
Airport authorities are now requesting all travelers submit a negative test that's less than 48 hours old to access the airport, if the flight hasn't already been canceled.
Shenzhen is home to large Asian tech companies such as Huawei and Tencent.
Lee Seung-jae, Arirang News.
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