Grim COVID Warning: Third Wave Inevitable, Says Govt’s Scientific Adviser
New Delhi: It seems there will be no respite from the dreaded coronavirus in the foreseeable future.
As if the devastating ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is not bad enough, there’s already talk of a third wave, with the Union government’s top scientific adviser Dr K Vijay Raghavan saying that it’s inevitable.
“Phase 3 (third wave) is inevitable, given the high levels at which this virus is circulating. But it is not clear at what time scale this Phase 3 will occur. Hopefully, incrementally, but we should prepare for new waves. Ongoing surveillance is needed as are vaccine upgrades,” Dr Vijay Raghavan said at a government briefing on Wednesday.
After a slight drop in new infections, India reported 382,315 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. The number of deaths also increased – 3449 to 3780.