Neighboring India, which has managed to cope with the second wave of coronavirus infections, is now in danger of a third wave of epidemics.
Dr. Head of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases of the National Medical Research of India. NDTV reported on Thursday (July 15th) that Sameeran Patil had expressed such fears. Bdnews24.com
He hinted that a third wave of infections could arrive in late August. But at the same time, he said, the third wave may not be as intense as the second wave.
After the outbreak of the coronavirus last year, India was relieved to be in the throes of a second wave this year.
India came under intense pressure last April when the number of victims and deaths rose to unprecedented levels. The country is reeling from the death of a patient due to lack of oxygen in the hospital.
From the end of April to the beginning of May, 3-4 lakh patients were being identified in India every day. At the same time, the daily death rate was worrying the world.
The situation has improved somewhat since mid-May. Daily detection dropped steadily to 36,000 on Wednesday. Daily deaths have also come down.
As of Thursday, the number of patients identified in India was 39.47 million, and the death toll stood at 4.11 million. India has the second highest number of victims and the third highest number of deaths in the world.
Experts have identified the delta variant of the coronavirus, which originated in India, as the cause of the country’s catastrophe; This type has been identified by the World Health Organization as a cause for concern around the world.
Experts are predicting a third wave of infection in India in a few days as the Delta power continues.
Dr. Sameeran told NDTV that they thought the time could come in late August, a month apart.
“But that doesn’t mean it’s going to be as intense as the second wave,” he said.
The epidemiologist thinks the third wave is inevitable for four reasons.
First, those who developed antibodies to the first and second waves lost their effectiveness in preventing disease; Second, the emergence of variants capable of evading antibodies; Third, the emergence of variants capable of spreading rapidly, even if antibodies cannot evade; Fourth, infection prevention restrictions in various states have been relaxed.
A week ago, India’s top doctors feared that the way the ban was being lifted and public gatherings were taking place, a third wave of infection was inevitable.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanam Gabriessus, said on Thursday that the world was now on the brink of a third wave of infections due to the delta variant.
Another variant of Delta has also been caught in India which is called Delta Plus.
Will this be the cause of the third wave? “Delta and Delta Plus, both are now active across the country. But I don’t expect the Delta to be as big as it used to be. “
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