Digital Desk, New Delhi. Professor Dnyaneshwar Choubey, geneticist of the Department of Zoology, Banaras Hindu University, said that the third wave of coronavirus will be less deadly. Choubey said that those who have been vaccinated for Kovid-19 and those who have recovered from the virus will come under the protected group during the third wave. He said that the third wave of corona can come after three months.
Speaking to India Today, Choubey said that the virus cannot be stopped, but the death rate can be reduced. He said, from time to time, the corona will be at the peak, but it will subside eventually. When the antibody level decreases, the chances of getting infected with Kovid-19 will increase. Still, for people in the protected group, the mortality rate is very low. He said, ‘If our entire population also gets infected with corona and the death rate remains below 0.1 or even 1 percent, then we will win this war.’
Talking about vaccination of children, Choubey said that Zydus Cadila vaccine is expected to hit the market in the next three to four months. He also said that children have been less affected by the virus than adults during both the previous waves. Amid reports of increasing cases in the North-East and Kerala, he said that only 10 to 20 cases are being reported daily in big states like Uttar Pradesh, which should be seen as a good sign.
Choubey said, “Only 40 per cent people in Kerala have developed seropositivity. Whereas in UP, 70 per cent of the people had developed seropositivity. After a month, the cases will start decreasing in Kerala like it happened in UP.