When would Coronavirus third wave strike India?
New Delhi : The third wave of coronavirus is expected to strike India in coming three months, but this would not be as deadly as the second wave of coronavirus, considering the fact that most of the people in the nation are either vaccinated or recovered from the COVID-19, a geneticist of Banaras Hindu University’s Zoology department said.
Speaking exclusively to India Today, Professor Gyaneshwer Chaubey asserted that the ongoing vaccination drive will help in preventing the spread of the virus. “As the levels of antibodies drop every three months, the chances of the third wave are likely. In this sense, if the level of antibodies falls in the next three months, then a third wave can come. If our immunity is more than 70 percent, the effect of Covid-19 in that group will be less, and gradually, its frequency will start decreasing”, the portal quoted Chaubey as saying.
On Monday, ICMR scientist Dr Raman Gangakhedkar had said a similar thing over third wave of coronavirus.
However, he had cautioned schools against resuming physical classes for students, saying the decision to open schools should not be rushed ‘as some latest studies suggest long term side-effects of COVID19 infection among children, as well’.
“There should be a decentralized approach to open schools. Decisions (to open school) should be taken based on the number of cases in a certain area”, Gangakhedkar, who retired from ICMR last year told News 18.