While many countries are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, India is still in the midst of the battle against COVID-19. 403,000 have died from COVID-19 in India but the actual number is much higher. Among the victims, some were sole financial supporters of their families. Others were parents to an only child.
India currently has 4% vaccination rate, which is shocking considering it’s the world’s largest vaccine maker. There is a lot of misinformation and superstition around how to prevent getting COVID-19, when in reality the only way to prevent it is following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) guidelines and getting vaccinated. It’s true that getting a vaccine is difficult because of the high demand and low supply, but it’s also true that many who can take the vaccine refuse to because of the misinformation surrounding its effects.
“The third wave is a distinct possibility. It is likely to come, although the scale or timing is not something that can be predicted. But it is not inevitable. As mentioned, VijayRaghavan, the Principal Scientific Advisor, also modified his remarks, clarifying that it could possibly be avoided if people continue to take strong measures” (Sinha)
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Sinha, Amitabh. “Explained: How Will India Identify a Third Wave of Covid-19, If It Comes?” The Indian Express, 24 June 2021.
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Our primary goal is to help low-income families who lost loved ones to COVID-19. We also aim to combat misinformation surrounding COVID-19 and its vaccines as well as encourage adherence to proper COVID-19 guidelines
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