The reality of the Delta variant addressed a new chapter of Open Science.

By: Gisella Abarca.

“Delta variant and 3rd dose of the vaccine” was the talk that took place on Wednesday within the framework of the third day of the cycle of talks of the Open Science program, organized by the Explore Associative Project of the Ministry of Science implemented in the region by the University of O’Higgins.

The discussion was attended by Dr. Rafael Araos, researcher and collaborator of the Advanced Center for Chronic Diseases (ACCDiS); and Dr. María Teresa Solís, academic at the Institute of Health Sciences of the UOH; who spoke about the current status of the variant of SARS-CoV-2, Delta, of mental health that has caused the pandemic and the status of its containment.

According to Dr. Araos, the Delta is a lineage of the coronavirus that is transmitted very efficiently; that is, it is a more contagious variant and requires more antibodies, which is why vaccination of the population is very important.

For her part, Dr. Solís, referred to the hopes that vaccination brings, very important for the mental health of the population. In the same way, and taking into account the proximity of the National Holidays, he recommended enjoying this date, but always with the proper care of a period of pandemic.

The complete video of the talk starring these two specialists, translated into sign language, plus the consultations made by the public who participated virtually, is on the Facebook of PAR Explora (@parexploraohiggins).

The Open Science cycle will continue on Wednesday, September 8, with the chapter “Neuromagic: the magic behind sensory perception”, a playful episode in which we can learn more about how our brains perceive reality.

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Remember that to participate live in these talks, you can register in Open Science (https://cienciaabierta.cienciaohiggins.cl/) where you can make your concerns known, access exclusive content and participate for prizes at the end of the semester.

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