Research by the Indian Medical Research Council showed that two doses of the vaccine successfully prevented 95% of Covid-19 deaths in the second wave.
The Ministry of Health of India warned on Friday that the next 100 to 125 days will be critical to India’s fight against Covid-19.
“The rate of decline in cases has slowed down. This is a warning sign. The next 100 to 125 days are critical to fighting the new coronavirus in India,” Niti Aayog member Health Dr. VK Paul said at a press conference at the Ministry of Health.
Dr. Paul shared a study conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) that analyzed the effectiveness of vaccines for high-risk categories of police officers.
The study showed that two doses of the vaccine successfully prevented 95% of Covid-19 deaths in the second wave.
“One dose of vaccine can reduce mortality by 82%. During the second wave, two doses of vaccine successfully prevented 95% of Covid-19 deaths.” He said.
“We are moving towards the set goal of managing 500 million (500 million) doses by July. We are on the way to achieve it. The government has ordered 660 million (660 million) doses of Covishield and Covaxin. In addition, 220 million (220 million) agents will be used in the private sector,” he added.
Paul also emphasized that Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) gave them a goal that there should be no third wave.
Raf Agarwal, Joint Secretary of the Joint Ministry of Health, said: “Analysis shows that as we resume activities, the use of masks is expected to decline. We should integrate wearing masks into our lives as a new normal.”
Agarwal pointed out that during the second wave of the epidemic, the country’s daily new cases continued to show a downward trend.
The joint secretary said: “The average daily number of new cases dropped from 3,87,029 between May 5 and 11 to 40,336 between July 14 and July 16.”