Administering booster doses and following Covid-appropriate behaviour are important to not let the virus have a free run, said Rakesh Mishra. The possible problem that may occur, though the chances are less, is the emergence of a new variant which is not only infectious but also clinically more harmful.
Though there has been a rise in cases in recent weeks, hospital admissions have been low and many of those who needed medical attention had other health issues, including comorbidities, he said. The very high vaccine coverage and immunity induced by previous infections helped the cause, he said. However, the increase in fresh cases shows that the virus is very much around
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