The Indian government is optimistic as it battles COVID-19!


The Government of India stated that in India, the growth rate in COVID-19 cases is linear rather than exponential as has been observed in many other countries around the world on Thursday, April 23, 2020, in its daily press briefing. In its press briefing the following day as well, the government reaffirmed this with renewed confidence. The Government maintains that the overall growth rate in cases has been following a set pattern, and the doubling rate of cases has decreased to 10 ten days as opposed to 3 days in the beginning of the first Lockdown on March 25, 2020, despite the fact that the spike in new Coronavirus cases in the country is the highest with 1684 in the last 24 hours as of April 24, 2020. Thanks to ongoing monitoring of the nation’s fever, flu, and pneumonia cases, the government ruled out any hidden sources of illness that might cause an unanticipated spike. It is being lauded as the secret to this success in successfully controlling the spread of the killer virus that the decision to impose lockdown at a very early stage and later its extension. As of right now, there have been over 23,000 cases of COVID-19, 718 people have died, and the recovery rate is just under 21%.

For the millions of Indians who are incarcerated at home, such a high level of optimism is consoling. It rather conveys the idea that their sacrifice was worthwhile and that its effects were felt. This optimism seems justified when compared to other nations like the US, Italy, UK, France, and Spain where the lockdowns were either late or not strictly adhered to. Additionally, the majority of cases in India involve connections to international travel, and up until now, careful hotspot management and containment has been able to stop community transmission. The mandatory administration of the BCG vaccine in India for many years has reportedly contributed to improved immunity against the virus, according to experts on a national and international scale, adding to the optimism. Other beneficial aspects include the widespread use of yoga, meditation, Ayurvedic and homeopathic medicines, among others. Although the world has learned a remarkable amount about the novel Coronavirus in just three months, little is actually known about it, and it is impossible to predict how it will behave in the future. Despite their optimism, people in the Indian government acknowledge that at least another four months may be needed to fully control the virus. Thus, our only options are to cross our fingers, pray, stay at home, maintain social distance, and strictly adhere to all preventative measures.

In order to protect the Corona Warriors—doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals—the Indian government recently had to enact an ordinance. Any attack on them would now be a non-bailable offense, punishable by steep fines and up to seven years in prison. It is very unfortunate that while an Indian doctor was honored in the US with a parade of 100 cars in front of her home for her COVID service, the Indian fraternity has been dealing with a number of attacks on their teams and ambulances in many different parts of the country. The cowards, or rather the criminals, must understand that the health professionals are the only ones who can save them if they contract the infections themselves because only the doctors, nurses, and other health professionals will be willing to take on the risks involved. We now salute all of the Corona Warriors for their exemplary self-sacrificing, life-threating service to humanity, including those working in the health sector, the police and other law enforcement agencies, local and federal government employees, devoted officers with a variety of duties, journalists and media professionals, providers of essential services, and vegetable and fruit vendors.

Apart from the trials of several other drugs and plasma therapy, two separate projects to develop COVID vaccines are currently underway in the UK and Germany, and they claim that positive results may be anticipated by the fall of this year. Of course, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), the virus will persist for a very long time, and the majority of the countries have not yet passed the peak. That is a possibility, but it can be well tolerated with effective management and fewer fatalities. The WHO should get involved in the vaccine industry by coordinating with all of the projects currently being conducted in a siloed manner and letting human super-knowledge defeat the virus.

Numerous nations continue to experience high death rates. The killer virus should be brought to its knees sooner than anticipated if this wave of optimism continues.

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