New Delhi: Top US epidemiologist Anthony Fauci has suggested a complete lockdown for a few weeks in India, an immediate step to stop the spread of Kovid-19, as there are no signs of the weakening of the deadly second wave.
In an interview to The Indian Express, Dr. Fauci said that the immediate and most important thing is to get supplies of oxygen, medicine, PPV. He also said that given the magnitude of the crisis, India should see it as a collective crisis and start to organize things together.
He said, “The only way to stop the virus in the immediate, intermediate and long-distance is that there is only one way in which you can temporarily shut down the country to a limit, I think that is important.” I think the most important thing in the instant is to get oxygen. Have to get supplies, get drugs, get PPE, things like that, but at the same time one of the immediate things is to essentially lockdown in the country. “
Dr. Fauci Biden is the Chief Medical Advisor of the administration. He said that when there was a huge explosion of corona virus cases in China a year ago, they were completely shut down. Fauci said that shutting down for six months is not necessary, but it may be a temporary one to end the cycle of transmission. Therefore, one of the things to be considered is to temporarily shut down. “
He said, “Really lockdown so you feel less dispersed. Nobody likes to lock up a country. Well, it’s a problem when you do it for six months. But, lockdown for just a few weeks Can have a significant impact on the dynamics of the outbreak. “
Some states have put a lockdown. Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the lockdown should be a “last resort” to deal with the raging epidemic and asked states to convince migrant workers to stay at their places of work with guarantees of their lives and livelihoods.
Breaking all its previous records, India today has seen a daily high record with over 4 lakh new infections, while active cases crossed the 32-lakh mark.
“I have heard from some people on the street searching for oxygen to their mothers, their fathers, their sisters and their brothers. They feel that there was really no organization, no central organization,” Fauci said.
Underlining the fact that vaccination plays an important role in handling the corona virus situation, Fauci said that if India had fully vaccinated only two percent of its total population of 1.4 billion people, it would have a very There is a long way to go.