As India is witnessing a surge in COVID cases in the second wave of the pandemic, a number of states and UTs have imposed lockdown-like measures to contain the virus. The second wave of coronavirus is said to be more intense than the first and it has put a huge strain on the health system in various states of the country.
But a news related to research into this second wave of corona has come as a great relief for everyone.The speed with which people are being infected by the second wave of corona, according to research by Credit Suisse. According to the study, the second wave of the pandemic means that it will be less protracted and by the end of April, 40 per cent of the country's population will develop antibodies. According to the study, at the end of December last year, 21 per cent of the country's population had developed antibodies. By the end of April, 7 per cent are likely to be added.
Vaccination is likely to cover 12 per cent of the population by end-April, thus taking the percentage with antibodies to 40 which should bring down deaths, the analysis said. In addition to the 28 per cent population having antibodies via infections, an additional 13 per cent population would receive at least the first dose of Covid vaccine by April end.Meanwhile, 87 percent of those who die from corona are over the age of 50, according to the study.
The Lancet Covid-19 commission, meanwhile, feared that the second wave of corona in India if not stopped in time then by the first week of June 2021, there would be 1,750 to 2,320 deaths per day in the country.
India reported its highest-ever single-day spike in COVID-19 cases with over 2,34,692 new cases and 1,341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.