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No Time to Lose

The Unresolved Issues in Controlling Covid-19

Vaccinating the entire population of the country against COVID-19 is a hard feat to achieve given the weak health infrastructure of the country and various other factors like confusion and vaccine hesitancy. A strict lockdown and safety measures are the only way to deal with the second wave of the deadly disease.

 

COVID-19 was declared as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March 2020. For a while it appeared that the disease had abated in India but suddenly it is in the midst of a crisis due to the massive surge of cases and a breakdown of its medical system in many parts of the country.

Controlling the disease has thrown up a conundrum. While vaccination is proceeding in the country new mutants of the virus have emerged and it is speculated that they may be able to evade the presently available vaccines. While some of the advanced countries have managed to vaccinate a significant percentage of their population by mid-April 2021, some countries have barely started and that would enable the virus to persist and mutate.

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Updated On : 9th May, 2021

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