Gundu HR Rao*
Emeritus Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Director, Thrombosis Research, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
*Corresponding Author: Emeritus Professor, Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Director, Thrombosis Research, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Received: May 10, 2021; Published: May 25, 2021
Desperate times needs desperate measures. According to health experts in India, the country recorded the highest COVID-related deaths per day exceeding 4500 this week. India the largest democracy, managed the first COVID surge very well by initiating a complete lockdown even though the number of COVID infected individuals were not very large. The leaders declared that they had won the war against the killer virus. However, the second wave of the virus spread like a forest fire without giving any time to get prepared for this tsunami, exposing the vulnerabilities of an inadequate healthcare system. This unprecedented pandemic has created a nightmare for public health workers, critical care workers, clinicians, nurses, medical supply chain and services. The country has realized the magnitude of the problem and has not found a way to get out of this health care crisis. It is high time that the country should put together an ‘expert committee’ and develop a robust prevention and management strategy. In the absence of such a task force the public health issues are left to the officials of various States and Districts. The leadership went from ‘it is not a problem anymore’ to ‘it has gone too far to do anything.’ India cannot afford another lockdown as the low-income and resource poor individuals will suffer. They can follow limited lockdown and initiate strict public health best practices immediately. They also should accelerate vaccine production and vaccination of all eligible adults. What is certain is that India, will vaccinate far more people than any other nation by the end of the year. India will come out of this crisis with an improved healthcare infrastructure.
Keywords: Coronavirus; COVID-19; Killer Virus; Call for Action
Citation: Gundu HR Rao. “The Tsunami of a Killer Virus (SARS-CoV2) Ravages India: Call for Action. Viewpoint (Short Communication)".Acta Scientific Pharmacology 2.6 (2020): 32-37.
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