Coronavirus vaccine in the world: David Nabarro, Special Envoy for the World Health Organization (WHO) COVID-19, said that it may take up to two and a half years for the coronavirus vaccine to reach the entire population of the world.
In an exclusive interview with our Agency from WHO's headquarters in Geneva, Nabarro said, "All estimates point out that it may take at least 18 months to develop a safe and effective vaccine.
We find many such vaccines after that, it will take one more year to manufacture this vaccine and provide it to the world's 7.8 billion population. "
Nabarro is also Professor of Global Health at Imperial College, London.
He says that people have to understand that there are still some viruses for which no safe vaccine has been made for the last several years.
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What are the difficulties of India?
Professor Nabarro praised India for taking the bold step of implementing the lockdown thoroughly.
But, he also warned that India, especially densely populated, including Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi, may have to follow social distancing and isolation for much longer than anticipated.
He said that if this is not done then it can be difficult to stop the virus from spreading in more congested areas.
The first case of COVID-19 in India came to light on 30 January this year. After this, the lockdown was implemented on 24 March across the country.
By then, the number of people infected with the Coronavirus had crossed 550.
Since then this lockdown has been extended three times. However, restrictions have been gradually removed during this period, and the supply of essential services has been allowed.
Despite this, more than 74 thousand cases of Coronavirus have been reported in India so far. So far, 2415 people have lost their lives from Corona in the country.
Number of patients increasing as testing increases
Demanded if more cases are coming up due to the increase in the number of tests and whether there can be further increased in these cases, David Nabarro, the special envoy of WHO overseeing strategies to deal with COVID-19 Agreed to this doubt.
Nabarro said, "When you do the test, the disease is detected only. Testing is not available everywhere. It is more or less the same in India and the world.
But, there are other indicators. For example, in hospitals, It is being known from this. Are there patients coming in large number of diseases related to COVID-19 in the hospitals?
If this is happening then understand that this virus is not ahead of our efforts. It is helpful. It is also helpful to keep in touch with health professionals and medical insurance services. "
Difficulty of the government amidst the problem of workers
Due to the sudden nationwide lockdown of the Indian government, lakhs of laborers working for work in other cities got stuck in the same cities without having to eat and drink and stay.
India was also criticized for this problem facing the workers.
However, David Nabarro believes that it must have been a difficult decision because of the great human and economic value associated with it.
He says, "People all over the world are criticizing governments and even the WHO for not warning about the danger of this epidemic in advance.
People from Spain, Italy, Britain and America ask have we not been able to arrange beforehand to deal with this? Surely now we feel that the sooner you take the step, the better it is.
But, think this the first case in India when unfolded and then you will see things politically, it adversely affected the immediate to millions of people so you can apply a policy. So, if you look back. "
Do untreated patients in India complicate the situation?
Although the number of corona infections in India is steadily increasing, official statistics show that 50 to 70 percent of the total coronavirus patients in all states of India have described themselves as asymptomatic.
Asymptomatic coronavirus patients do not show any obvious symptoms of the disease because it depends on many factors, including a strong immune system.
Experts also believe that if not detected through testing, then such a person can be a carrier of the virus who can transfer it to other people.
During the interview, Nabarro explained the difficulties arising due to the arrival of a large number of asymptomatic patients in India.
He said, "Since there are a large number of positive cases of Corona with mild or no symptoms in India, it is a big challenge to formulate the best strategy to deal with it.
When a person is not seeing any symptoms It is very difficult to get rid of its work or earnings and put it in self-isolation.