Coronavirus (Covid-19) is an infection caused by the newly discovered virus, which has spread rapidly throughout the world in March 2020. The world health organization (WHO) has declared (covid-19) as the health emergency (pandemic) throughout the world. The pandemic has impacted the health system as well as the economic system through worldwide.
In India, covid-19 symptoms are most commonly like fever, dry cough, shortness of breath, and tiredness, mostly 80% of people experience very mild symptoms, and few may not have any symptoms and these people recovered without hospitalization. In comparison, around 20% of people suffered from severe symptoms, and they became seriously ill. These people faced severe problems like respiratory problems, severe infections, pneumonia, and kidney failure. All these problems lead the person to death. This virus can spread quickly by the droplets fallen from the mouth while talking, touching nose and mouth with the hands, and touching the things in public places where proper sanitization is not done. This Coronavirus can spread very quickly, and social distance is a must to control it.
Covid-19 should be controlled; we should break this chain, and it can only happen through the vaccine.
While this is a new virus and it has different stages. Simultaneously, vigorous measures were taken to stop the spread of the virus throughout the world by better health interventions, diagnostics, and treatments. With the guidelines given by the World health organization, scientists across the world accelerated the development of safe and effective vaccines.
In India, the government has given guidelines to the pharma companies who have developed the vaccine; the vaccine they are developing should follow the guidelines given by ICMR.
We have the number of vaccines in clinical trials, and all are in the different stages of the process. The leading two are Bharath Biotech’s Covaxin, and another one is Serum Institute’s Covishield has been approved for emergency use. One more vaccine is in phase three trails that is Zydus Cadilla’s vaccine ZyCoV-D.
In India, the covid-19 vaccine dry run has started from January 16, giving priority to the front-line workers. Several states are conducting awareness programs by injecting the COVID-19 vaccine to the health workers. The government has said that the total number of people vaccinated against COVID-19 so far are 0.18% were found their immune levels are relatively high than those who were not vaccinated. Till now, more than 4,54,500 people got vaccinated in India. The Health Ministry reported that more than 500 people suffered from minor infections, and two of them were severely suffered and died. The Health Minister announced these two deaths are not because of vaccines; they have other major health issues.
India will supply the Covid-19 vaccine to the six countries Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, and Seychelles under grant assistance. Indian government fulfills the commitment to give vaccines to humanity. India will start the supply of the vaccine to neighbouring countries from January 20, 2021. India is going to help the entire global community to save lives from this life-threatening Coronavirus disease.
See status of various Covid-19 vaccines in India and stages these are at in Covid-19 vaccine tracker
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