Stop looking at the daily number of Covid-19 cases since they don’t represent anything, according to M Vidyasagar, the head of the National Covid-19 Supermodel Committee, who also pointed out that stopping the virus’s spread is difficult because it is immune to it.
According to Dr. M Vidyasagar, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Hyderabad, the raw number of persons who test positive is not an acceptable indicator to illustrate the severity of the crisis in the context of Omicron. He said that because the severely modified coronavirus is immune to both vaccine-induced and infection-related natural immunity, the human body is vulnerable to it.
“We should stop looking at the number of cases to take any policy-related decisions, including the closure of schools, offices or lockdowns. The cases will go up as people have no defence but won’t result in severe disease,” he told News18.com. “It is like people will catch a cold in the winter.”
Infection will spread no matter what, he said. “Lockdown will not stop the virus from spreading. Rather, it will be used to create panic and for scare-mongering.”