With cases remaining on the higher side, both in hospitalisation and mortalities, USA will soon launch Omicron-specific vaccine in March
On Jan 3, 2022, the doubling time in Odisha is estimated at 238.6 days as against the country's 251 days. Therefore, Odisha is all set to witness faster growth in coming days
With Omicron starting to engulf India, the third wave of coronavirus could hit the peak by February with daily cases in the country expected to reach up to 1-1.5 lakh. This information was recently shared by IIT scientist Manindra Agarwal, who is involved in the mathematical projection of trajectory of COVID-19.
Contending that the third wave has already started in the US, the UK, Russia, and other countries, he called upon people to take extreme precautions during the upcoming festivals like Janmashtami, Ganeshotsav, Navratri and Diwali to avoid a surge in the cases.
A study based on SVEIRD - Susceptible, Vaccinated, Exposed, Infectious, Recovered and Dead - model published in medRxiv, Odisha is unlikely to record any third wave in the future thanks to its low population density
While the SBI report empirically observed that most low-income states have low Covid-19 deaths, the AIIMS-Patna study and international experts link it to higher immunity among populations in lower strata and low life expectancy
Experts have warned of a third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India. Even after the third wave would be over, there is no guarantee that there would be no further virus-related epidemic in India in future.