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Dr Yogesh Shouche, senior scientist on the Nationwide Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), mentioned that though the variety of infections per day are decreasing, there’s worry of a second wave.
That is already being seen in Europe and should occur in India too, thus there’s a have to be vigilant and proceed to take all of the really useful precautions like social distancing and use of masks, he mentioned.
Dr Shouche was talking on the altering nature and present standing of Covid-19 as half the curtain raiser occasion organised just lately by the NCCS for the India Worldwide Science Competition 2020.
Vaccines are additionally on the way in which and UK will start vaccinations beginning subsequent week. With this background he additionally mentioned in regards to the standing and distribution, administration necessities for the vaccines reaching the market in close to future. In the direction of the tip, he warned that this battle is ongoing and the worry of such pandemics looms massive in future. He emphasised the necessity for preparedness and want for continued fundamental analysis.
“For the final one 12 months world is affected by SARS Cov 2 pandemic however this isn’t the primary pandemic to hit the world. There have been many different pandemics which have affected the world previously, Spanish flu in 1918 being essentially the most notable one by way of unfold and casualties,” Dr Shouche mentioned.
Sequencing of viral genome has helped in understanding the unfold and behavior of the virus. After the primary genome sequence in January 2020, at present there are greater than 1.5 lakh viral genome sequences current in international database GSAID that features round 3,500 from India. As part of 1,000 genome initiative of Division of Biotechnology, Authorities of India, NCCS undertook sequencing of viral genomes from Maharashtra with assist from B J Authorities Medical Faculty, Armed Forces Medical Faculty and help from Directorate of Medical Schooling and Analysis.
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