India should brace for third Covid-19 wave by October, say health experts
BENGALURU: A third wave of coronavir s infections is likely to hit India by October, and although it is expected that it will be controlled in a better way than the latest outbreak, the pandemic will remain a public health threat for at least another year, according to a Reuters poll of medical experts.
The June 3-17 snap survey of 40 healthcare specialists, doctors, scientists, virologists, epidemiologists and professors from around the world showed a significant pick-up in vaccinations will likely provide some cover to a fresh outbreak.
Of those who ventured a prediction, over 85% of respondents, or 21 of 24, said the next wave will hit by October, including three who forecast it in as early as August and 12 in September. The remaining three said between November and February.
But over 70% of experts, or 24 of 34, said any new outbreak would be better controlled compared with the current one, which has been far more devastating - with shortage of vaccines, medicines, oxygen and hospital beds - than the smaller first surge in infections last year.
Wish we had an educated PM and not a shameless self-promer to lead us at the time of this crisis.
Will Feku show courage to brief India about preparedness or will pass the buck on CMs of States?
Iqbal S Kapasi
Americans got rid of trump and is near normal within six months, we missed the opportunity in 2019.
today's news,, everyday new stories keep coming !!?? all assumptions and expectations only,, nobody knows actually what is happening or going to happen ???
I feel like throwing rotten eggs at these so-called experts! Where were these Einsteins before and after the First Wave?? Experts ??? My foot!
Irrespective of what WHO, AIIMS, Govt or these Experts says/predicts as they retort their own statements AND no proper Solution by them.
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all experts have different oions .
who is .
when experts dont have a correct oion why blame go nment
people are themselves responsible for the second wave
By implementing lockdown, making mask mandatory and frequently sanitizing, they create environment for vir s to mutate and become deadlier. Covid wave will keep coming unless normalcy returns. This experts don't believe in herd immunity, they blindly listen to WHO
What a curse to this land...ever since he stepped in..what a panauti...get rid of this all will be well.
I THINK PM SHOULD PROVIDE 30000 CRORE FOR ALL INDIA VACCINE.... SAVE INDIAN LIFE ...... Holy GANGA WHERE Bodies are Floating.......Do something for INDIAN PEOPLE.....
In short country is doomed
If preventive measures like wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, not gathering in crowds etc. are followed strictly, there will be no more waves. Keep cinema theaters, malls and places of worship closed for one more year as a precaution while ram up vaccination.
3rd wave, 4th wave, 5th wave and now it will be never ending story. Lockdown is going to be new normal.
even after vaccination, you are telling that 3rd wave would be severe....then what is the use of vaccine?
these so called experts were purposefully silent before second wave? They wanted to give a surprise!
It appears that there is going to be a new wave of infection every six months or so till a large chunk of population gets vaccinated.
So these are the same experts that couldnt predict the second wave?
laugh it out brother
Experts!!!! Rubbish. They know nothing just blabber.
Time for UP govt to buy more boats to dump bodies in ganga