Professor Glenda Gray shares the latest information on the COVID-19 Delta variant

Professor Glenda Gray shares the latest information on the COVID-19 Delta variant

Are you worried about your health and safety in the midst of the third wave? Professor Gray shared the latest information on Breakfast with Martin Bester.  

Preofessor Glenda Gray

Professor Glenda Gray is the first female President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC) and joined Breakfast with Martin Bester for an informative discussion on the current COVID-19 strain South Africans are experiencing. 

Professor Gray is the Chair of the Research Committee on COVID-19, providing scientific evidence and medical research information to the Minister of Health and the National Coronavirus Command Council. 

READ: “We need a vaccine to control the pandemic” – Professor Glenda Gray

Forbes named Gray one of Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women and TIME as one of the world’s 100 Most Influential People. 

Gray joined Breakfast with Martin Bester to discuss the third wave in South Africa and the number of positive cases in Gauteng. 

Professor Gray says: ”The symptoms are a bit different. You’ll have a runny nose and a headache. Looking at the data, it doesn’t look like the variant is worse, but the young people in South Africa are driving the Delta variant."

READ: "We must be relentless in our pursuit of a response to the pandemic" - Professor Glenda Gray

A Breakfast with Martin Bester listener asked: “Will the vaccine we currently have in South Africa protect us from the Delta COVID-19 variant? “ 

Professor Gray confidently says: “Data from the Pfizer and Johnson and Johnson vaccine shows that it does protect you from the Delta COVID-19 variant.”

Listen to the full informative discussion between Martin Bester and Professor Glenda Gray below and tune in to the 'Breakfast with Martin Bester', weekdays from 06:00 - 09:00. Stream the show live here or download our mobile app here.

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