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Containment strategies for COVID-19 in India: lessons from the second wave

Citation

Asrani, P and Tiwari, K and Eapen, MS and Hassan, MDI and Sohal, SS, Containment strategies for COVID-19 in India: lessons from the second wave, Expert Review of Anti-infective Therapy pp. 1-8. ISSN 1478-7210 (2022) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14787210.2022.2036605

Abstract

Introduction

The COVID-19 pandemic in India has resulted in mass destruction in the form of second wave.Indian citizens and government were badly affected and were left constrained with basic medical facilities in treating the heavy load of patients. The possibility of reemergence of virulent strains of SARS-CoV-2 still exists.

Area covered

In this article, we tend to discuss why India is at high risk to be to be affected by the other waves and what strategies could be implemented to contain the viral spread. It provides these insights with reference to the gaps and the lessons learnt from the second wave along with the possible solutions to tackle these problems that were not effectively handled during the previous episodes of viral spread. We propose strategies for implementing effective vaccination programs, focus on speeding up different ways of diagnosis, management of essential hospital aids, prevention from vaccine escape mutant strains  and implementation of COVID-appropriate behavior in rural areas of India.

Expert opinion

This article has significance to the researchers and government officials in understanding the gaps that led to COVID-19 second wave in India and provides an opportunity to improve on certain areas for handling the future waves with more vigilance.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:COPD, SARS-CoV-2, ACE2, COVID-19, smoking
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical health
Objective Field:Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
UTAS Author:Eapen, MS (Dr Mathew Eapen)
UTAS Author:Sohal, SS (Dr Sukhwinder Sohal)
ID Code:148828
Year Published:2022
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:Health Sciences
Deposited On:2022-02-15
Last Modified:2022-03-17
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