Masks May Never Go: ICMR Chief
New Delhi: As India prepares for mass vaccination, ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava opined that masks will probably never go.
“We don’t know for how long the vaccine will be effective, we don’t know how much of the population we’ll have to vaccinate to break the virus transmission. What we know is that we’ve been able to control the pandemic in the country by following appropriate COVID-19 behaviour,” said Bhargava.
“I am of the opinion that masks will probably be the last to go and probably may never even go,” he added.
A recent study in New York showed that antibodies which form in COVID-19 recovered patients last for 5-7 months.