Third wave of COVID-19 is waiting at your doorstep. But don’t let it in!

Beyond The Lines

The third wave has already arrived, claims Dr. Vipin Paul (physicist) pro-vice-chancellor, University of Hyderabad. Dr. Paul said July 4 recorded a similar trend like the beginning of the 2nd wave saw. While the data may be true there’s a lack of evidence to back the declaration.

AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleriahas said that the third wave can be more severe than the second wave“If an immuno-escape variant of the virus emerges and all restrictions are eased”.

On the other hand Dr Samiran Panda, Head of Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases at the Indian Council of Medical Research has said“that while the third wave is inevitable, it may hit the nation by August-end, but will be of less intensity than the second wave”.He however added that if the virus mutates further, India could see almost 1 lakh cases every single day with the onset of the third…

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