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CSIR States Third Wave of Covid-19, If Any, Will Be Less Intense Than Second

The CSIR has said that if the potential third wave of Covid-19 does hit India, it will be of much less intensity than the second wave

Monday, 27th September 2021

The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), said on September 24, that even if India is hit by a third wave of the Coronavirus, the intensity of it will be a lot less than the second. The top scientific body made this statement a day after the Centre gave green signal to door-to-door vaccination for people with restricted mobility.

Vaccination will play a major role, CSIR

Director-General of CSIR, Dr Shekhar C Mande, said, “We have been able to get a large population vaccinated with the first dose and even with the second dose. Our vaccines do prevent the disease to a large extent. If tested positive after being jabbed, the severity of COVID-19 is also reduced. Even if the third wave comes, then the intensity will be low and much less than compared to the second wave.”

Apart from that, Manindra Agarwal, a professor at IIT-Kanpur the coming of another wave of Covid-19 largely depends upon the emergence of yet another variant that is highly infectious. Agarwal was one among three eminent personnel who had earlier correctly foretold the time when the second wave would hit.

Other experts including Dr Renu Swarup, Secretary at Government of India’s Department of Biotechnology are engaged in coming up with a time frame when the potential third wave would hit.

She said, “We have said it earlier as well. The third wave will come if we invite the third wave to come. It is all about the human behaviour and the virus behaviour.”

Likewise, Dr Samiran Panda, ICMR’s head of epidemiology and communicable diseases also opined that States and UTs like Delhi and Maharashtra are less likely to experience another big spike in cases as they have already gone through a widespread and intense second wave.

Meanwhile, The National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM), has cautioned that the third wave of Covid-19 will in all likelihood hit in October, in their address to the Prime Minister’s office. Dispelling certain notions, they also stated that the NIDM, citing inputs from the Indian Academy of Paediatrics and Lancet COVID-19 Commission India Task Force, has stresses that that there is no biological evidence that the possible third wave will primarily be aimed at children.

The News Talkie Bureau


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