Dr PS Chandra, Professor, Neurosurgery, AIIMS in Delhi said that the COVID-19 cases which are rising exponentially now in the country will start declining in a few weeks, but caution is important and we should prepare for the worst while hoping for the best.
“There are reasons to believe that this will be over within weeks, as it has happened in Africa and South Africa. They hardly have any cases and as of now, numbers are reducing. So these are the silver lining but again, we have to be cautious for a couple of reasons. First, it is very, very infectious.
So obviously you know we should not let our guard down. So continue masking, continue social distancing, then continue working from home. Avoid any kind of unnecessary travel, avoid any kind of unnecessary gathering, the public gathering is to be completely discouraged. So all these things have to be continued,” said Dr Chandra.
He further said the Omicron virus is highly infectious and it is going to increase herd immunity. “Our strategy should be that we prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
A large number of people are asymptomatic, which is good in a way because it’s likely to increase the herd immunity, so more people, you know, get infected and they’re completely asymptomatic.