India’s top scientist claims – epidemic can become endemic by March 11, know 5 big reasons | India’s top scientist claims – epidemic can become endemic by March 11, know 5 big reasons
By Ankit Sharma - January 21, 2022
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Amidst the increasing cases of corona in India, a big statement has come from the top scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Samiran Panda. He has said that if no new variant of corona comes after Omicron, then by March 11 this epidemic will enter the endemic stage. This means that the speed of virus infection will slow down significantly.
First know, what is endemic stage?
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a disease is considered to be in the endemic stage when its presence is permanent and the spread becomes normal. In such a situation, the effect of the epidemic becomes limited to a few people or a particular area. Along with this, the virus has also weakened. Apart from this, people also learn to live with that disease.
5 big reasons for coming to the endemic stage of corona epidemic:
Omicron was a crisis for the country since December 11
Dr Samiran Panda has told through an analysis that from December 11, the Omicron variant had increased the problem in the country. This crisis will continue for 3 months. He says that we will get some relief from Corona only till March 11. Dr Panda says that if Omicron replaces Delta and no new variants emerge after that, it will be considered as the endemic stage of the corona pandemic.
It is difficult to say whether the peak has come in Mumbai-Delhi or not.
Panda says that whether the peak of corona has come in cities like Delhi and Mumbai, it cannot be confirmed yet. According to him, the answer to this question will be available only after 2 weeks because different states of the country are in different stages of the third wave. Currently, the ratio between Omicron and Delta in these cities is 80:20.