Will Corona ever end in India? Vaccine expert made shocking claim

 Vaccine expert Dr Kang said that we will see the infection gaining momentum at the local level, which will be small and will spread across the country. That could become the third wave, and it could happen if we don't change our attitude towards festivals.


New Delhi: It has been more than two years since the corona epidemic in India and everyone is waiting for this disease to end. But the claim made by the country's top vaccine expert is going to increase the concern of all of us. Vaccine expert Dr Gagandeep Kang said that the corona virus infection in India is moving in the direction of 'endemicity', which means that it is going to become a never-ending disease in the country.

 

'People learned to live with the virus'

Dr. Kang said that the infection at the local level would pick up and spread across the country to take the form of a third wave of the epidemic, but it would not be of the same scale as before. Endemic for any disease is the stage in which the population learns to live with that virus. It is very different from an epidemic that engulfs a large number of population.

 

In an interview to PTI, Gagandeep Kang, while discussing the situation of Kovid-19 in India, said that after the second wave, about one-third of the country's population has been affected by it. "So will we be able to find the same figures and the same patterns in that third that we saw during the second wave? I think it is less likely. We will see the spread of infection at the local level which will be small and spread across the country. That could become the third wave, and it could happen if we don't change our attitude towards festivals. But its scale is not going to be like what we have seen before.

 

'Corona not ending at the moment'

Asked whether Covid is on the way to reach endemic status in India, Kang said, "Yes, when you have something that won't go away in the near future," Kang, a professor at the Christian Medical College, Vellore, said. It is moving towards endemic condition. At the moment we are not working towards eliminating the SARS-CoV2 virus, which means it has to become endemic.

(Courtesy: Zee News)