AIIMS Director, Dr. Randeep Guleria said that the Covid-19 pandemic is not over. People should keep their guard up as the second wave of Covid surges.
Earlier, he appeared in a video series by the Health Ministry, where he warned people about the second Covid surge. The country is still getting thousands of cases every day. He requested everyone to take precautions and not lower their guard.
He also mentioned that the number of Covid cases is increasing in many parts of the world. He also mentioned that the pandemic will gradually turn into an endemic over the course of time, like many other pandemics that occurred in the past.
According to him, the Covid-19 pandemic will become a part of our daily life. There will come a time when it will be treated as a mere illness and nothing more.
The majority of people who have a good and strong immune system can tolerate the symptoms like cough, cold, and fever. But the problem starts with elderly people who have low immunity. They may get severely ill, which may turn into pneumonia.
Keeping everything under consideration, Dr. Guleria said that it would be too early to say that the pandemic turned into an endemic. He said that people need to be more cautious and take all the precautions to avoid getting infected. It is not sure what will become of the virus in the future, so it’s better to keep your guard up.
He warns people saying that the virus has the potential to mutate and become more infectious than before. Everyone should get their vaccines on time and follow all the other rules related to Covid prevention.
Covid-19 entered into our lives in November 2019. It is almost two years and we are yet to get rid of the virus. Based on reports, the virus can mutate and become more infectious. There are different strains of the virus and some can cross the vaccine barrier as well.
It may appear as if the pandemic has come to a halt, but that is far from being true. There are still thousands of cases reported every day. People with a weak immune system need to be more cautious as they are more vulnerable to the virus.
There is a long way before the pandemic turns into a mere illness. Till then, everyone needs to be cautious.