A lockdown of a few weeks would have to be put in place to prevent the rising outbreak of the second wave in India and break the corona’s tranquility. Epidemiologist Anthony Fossey of America has suggested this in an interview to the English newspaper. He has said that the second wave in India does not seem to be stopping. Apart from this, he has also placed maximum emphasis on oxygen supply, medicine and production of PPE kits.
He said that given the magnitude of the epidemic, a group should be formed. Who knows the challenges and arranges all the things. Along with this, he said that India had already declared victory over Corona. Fossey is the Chief Medical Advisor in the Biden administration.
Important things about Fossey’s interview ..
Partial lockdown not required for 6 months
Citing the example of China, he said that last year when the Corona explosion occurred in China, there was a complete lockdown. He said that it is not necessary to stop everything for 6 months. But it will have to be partially applied for a few days. If the spread of the virus is to be stopped. He said that no one wants the whole country to be closed, but when you put a lockdown of 6 months, then it causes problems. A few weeks of lockdown can improve the situation.
• Lockdown has been imposed in some states. Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that lockdown should be the last resort to deal with the epidemic. He also asked the states to provide migrant laborers with a guarantee of work and livelihood and to stay at their places and give them confidence.
Deaths in India occurred due to lack of health facilities other than Corona
• Cases are increasing continuously in India. On Saturday, the daily case crossed the record figure of 4 lakhs. People have died continuously for a few days. It also includes people who have died due to lack of health facilities. The biggest problem is lack of oxygen.
Hear people looking for oxygen
• He said that as soon as the families of the patient manage oxygen, they are not being admitted to the hospital. I heard some people on the streets searching for oxygen for their parents, sisters and brothers. They feel that there is no organization and central organization working here.
Vaccination can play an important role in dealing with the problem
• In addition, he said that the vaccine can play an important role in dealing with this problem of coronavirus. The country with a population of 1.40 billion has so far vaccinated 2.4% of the population. It has a long way to go. For this, there is a need to increase supply at the earliest. Will have to contract with other companies of the world. He also said that India is the leading country in the field of vaccine making. Taking advantage of this, the emphasis will be on increasing our vaccine production capacity.