Government must not give false hope to people regarding COVID-19 vaccine: Committee of Doctors
The government repeatedly gave an assurance to ordinary people by saying that all dangers will be eliminated as soon as the COVID vaccine comes in the country. A committee of experts think that this kind of assurance must not be given. The two indigenous vaccines are now in the second stage. The second stage of the test requires 6-7 months. In a country of 130 crore population, if half of them have to be vaccinated, it will take a lot of time.
All dangers will be eliminated as soon as the COVID vaccine is introduced to the country; the government has repeatedly made this statement to give an assurance to the people.
"This assurance is not right," said a committee of experts.
IPHA (Indian Public Health Association) Secretary-General Physician Sanghamitra Ghosh has explained why. She said, “The misconception that normal life will return to normal as soon as the vaccine is given needs to be dispelled first.”
First, the two indigenous vaccines are now in the second stage. The second stage of the test requires 6-7 months. In a country of 130 crore population, if half of them have to be vaccinated, it will take a lot of time. During this time, a large number of people will be infected and will recover on their own. Again, a characteristic change or mutation of the virus will occur.
As a result, there are still doubts about the effectiveness of the vaccine. Therefore, instead of giving such assurances, the emphasis should be on adhering to the hygiene rules.
COVID-19 infection is spreading day by day. The economic condition of the country has also suffered due to the pandemic. In this situation, the whole country is looking up to the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the medical association, although there are three different types of antidote studies in India, the antidotes cannot help in preventing the infection. In the end, if the vaccine is made in accordance with the various rules of the World Health Organization, then it can act as a safeguard to all the people. Older people or those suffering from different chronic diseases will be benefited more if the vaccine comes in the country.
On the other hand, the committee also questioned the effectiveness of the lockdown announced by various governments to prevent the spread of COVID infection. It has been demanded that the lockdown policy be cancelled immediately.
The committee suggested, in small and medium-sized cities or towns where the infection has not yet spread that much, it will be more beneficial if the whole area is locked down and a large number of COVID tests are performed.