3rd wave of Covid-19 pandemic is inevitable, says top scientist
A third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is inevitable, principal scientific adviser to the Centre Prof K Vijay Raghavan said on Wednesday while stressing the need to strengthen surveillance as well as upgrade vaccines ag inst new variants even as people maintain mask discipline and physical distancing norms.
The pathogen has adopted "hit and run" tactics to breach the immunity many people developed during the first wave as also due to vaccination, Prof Vijay Raghavan said, pointing to changes in the vir s and the role of new variants with higher transmissibility and disease severity in the second wave.
"A phase three (of Covid-19 pandemic) is inevitable given the high levels of circulating vir s but it is not clear on what timescale this phase three will occur. Hopefully, incrementally but we should prepare for new waves," Prof Vijay Raghavan said.
The possibility could not be wished away as long as human hosts were available for infection and the only way to reduce this vulnerability was through safe practices and vaccination. "The best time to change our behavior is now," he said emphasising on the need to adapt Covid-appropriate behavior. "What we do, what we need to do does not change because of the vir s. Masks and distancing are critical and most effective," he said.
it is good but late that the centre has started listening to doctors and scientists instead of sadhus, baba's, yogis and astrologers.
Stay safe everyone. Wear your mask, use sanitizer, maintain social distancing and most importantly stay at home
Yes , this vir s is naughty .Only self Lockdown will save us
there will be 7 to 8 waves if citizens do not improve. No scientist is required to predict the same.
Dear friend, Very well said! if citizens do not improve we will approaching H E L L.
who is responsible for total mismanagement of go nment function in controlling, we should learn from New Zend, our Central govt is only focus in how to control states of India not Corona
why don't you migrate to New Zend.
Nland 45 lac population so don't compare
Fossil By Then
Now playing the "Good Boy" playbook. They're warning of a 3rd wave so atleast they can pretend they "did" something. Waise bhi big re gious festivals, ion rallies are less now. For all upcoming tragedies, blame is squarely on the same voting public
Haramies, let's start blaming go nment and Modi.
last year the same Go nment was called MAD FOR HAVING LOCKDOWNS... .. HOW IRONICAL !!
去年，印度政府因为下令封锁，被大家说是疯了 ... ..多么讽刺啊! !
Sangeet Kumar Jain
The go nment was caught slee when second wave arrived. Now they're showing eagerness to predict inevitable third wave.
China has even bigger population. how did they manage to control it?
besides it were your people trying to cure covid thru cow wastes and coronil
country must thank Modi ji for the great achievement.
TRUST DIVINE U ALL WILL BE FINE
Still no lockdown ...has this govt. gone mad ??
How many more need to die
Are you fool? Why states can't impose lockdown.? Why always Modi will do.. Are not there any state govt
We are doomed! The vir s is intelligent.
Humanity comes first
Where were these scientists whan first wave ended. They r now guessing with out any research
Now feku atleast hearing experts