At a wedding in Oklahoma, USA, 15 vaccinated guests tested corona positive. Recently, 6 Democratic members of Texas, a White House aide and an aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi also got corona despite being vaccinated. For the past few weeks, despite the introduction of both doses of the corona vaccine in the US, positive cases are continuously coming to the fore. Experts are giving 3 main reasons for this.
First– the deadly delta variant spreading rapidly in the US.
Second– slow vaccination drive
Third – the end of almost all restrictions. Here, the situation in India is worse than America in all these three cases.
Of all the people coming to the US these days corona positive, 83% need to be hospitalized. Another aspect of this is also that about 4% of the people admitted to hospitals are those who have been vaccinated. CDC ie the Centers for Disease Control, which works in America like the ICMR of our country i.e. Indian Council for Medical Research, has recorded more than 5500 cases of severe corona and death despite vaccination since April.
The situation in India is worse than in America in all three cases.
In America, the situation in India is even worse in those cases, in which experts are counting on the three reasons for getting corona even after vaccination.
Delta Variant: These days, about 40 thousand new cases of corona are being reported in India every day. According to the latest report of ICMR, about 87% of these are cases of delta variant only.
Slow Vaccination: By July 23 in the US, 49% of the population has been given the full dose of the vaccine. At the same time, only 6.4% of the people in India were given both doses of the vaccine.
Loose Restrictions: In the US, the CDC has lifted the rules regarding social distancing with the permission of all vaccine takers not to wear masks. There is no lockdown there either. At the same time, there is no exemption for not wearing masks in India, but according to the Ministry of Health, the number of people wearing masks has come down by 74%. Restrictions like lockdown have been abolished in almost all states. There is a huge crowd everywhere.
People infected with delta variant can spread corona
Not much is known about the Delta variant of Corona. There is uncertainty among experts about this. However, like other variants of the corona, it usually reaches inside the lungs with breathing in closed places. But the delta variant spreads twice as fast as the original virus of the corona.
A person infected with the delta variant has 1000 times more dangerous than the original variant of the corona. This does not mean that such a person will be seriously ill, but it means that a person infected with the delta variant can make more people sick for a long time.
People should keep in Mind –Vaccine is not 100% effective
Kristen Panthagani, a geneticist at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, says health officials should help the public understand that vaccines can only do what they’re designed for. That is, to save people from getting seriously ill. No vaccine should be expected to be 100% effective. This is great hope.
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