With mounting worries about student safety and the possibility of a fourth wave due to an increase in COVID-19 cases, the top scientist highlighted that the Omicron is milder than other types and that closing schools would be unnecessary.
“The nation’s future is dependent on the education we offer for youngsters.” It would be unreasonable to close schools because Omicron is milder than the other COVID-19 types, “Dr. R. Gangakhedkar, former Chief Scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told ANI. “I don’t think we should close the schools right now.” We must keep in mind that the Omicron variation is rather moderate in comparison to the other varieties.
So essentially, the closure of schools is not right. When there is very little risk of hospitalisation or the emergence of a similar COVID surge, perhaps the closure of schools would be unjustified because their future depends on education. The nation depends on the education that we provide to children. “I don’t find any reason why we should close schools now,” the former head scientist of epidemiology and communicable disease at ICMR added.
Speaking on the World Health Organization’s (WHO) methodology of claiming 4 million COVID deaths in India, Dr. Gangakhedkar said, “They (the Ministry) are right. Actually, I do not know what methodology they have adopted.
That is something I have not experienced. If the Ministry has stated that the procedures are most likely different, I would always believe that they are correct because there is no reason why we should have a different approach than the rest of the world that we couldn’t implement, which is possibly problematic. “
Since the beginning of April, India has seen an increase in COVID instances on a daily basis. On Monday, though, the country saw an almost 90% increase with 2,183 cases.
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