Breakthrough infections of the Covid-19 virus post vaccination against the virus are fast becoming common around the globe. Genome sequencing of the cases in the recent past has shown that the Delta variant is responsible for the majority of the infections, according to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics.
New variant fears a reality
There are some serious concerns about the increasing breakthrough infections across the country. The new emerging variants are making it difficult for the vaccine to be effective against them. The latest INSACOG report underscores that the vaccine is highly effective in reducing the severity of the disease and death.
It also acknowledged that the continuous virus outbreak across India is the result of the Delta virus and the reduced efficacy of the vaccine in block its transmission.
The greater number of the Delta variant
The breakthrough infections compromise a substantial proportion of the Delta variant. The vulnerable population and the reduced vaccine effectiveness have a role to play in the outbreak.
Ready to tackle the third wave
Anurag Thakur, Miniter of Union Information and Broadcasting, has announced that they are entirely ready to tackle a possible third wave of Covid-19. The provision of Rs 23,123 crores will be made available for the purpose.
The experts’ share an apprehension that the next Covid-19 wave would target children more than the others. Hence, special undertakings are on the way to strengthen pediatric care and provide more provisions in that department.
Free covid vaccination
The Centre has allocated Rs 35,000 crore for free covid vaccination. Earlier, Johnson & Johnson submitted an application to CDSCO to conduct a study of its vaccine for Covid-19 on adolescents between 12 and 17 years in India.
This comes in the wake of the announcement by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya that a Covid-19 vaccine for children is soon on its way. The results of the research are most likely to arrive next month. Mandaviya emphasized the state’s commitment to vaccinate every citizen against the virus.
After battling the brutal two waves of Covid-19 in India, the next question everybody shares is if they will be another wave in the country. It is to be noted that the third wave of Corona is bound to happen, but the extent of the severity depends on us.
Only 40 percent of the population has been vaccinated currently with a single dose and 8 percent with both doses. One dose gives at least partial protection. Being cautious is critical for everybody to protect their health. Any complacency on anybody’s part would result in devastating infections and an even deadlier third wave.