- Herd immunity is produced when a large population is immunized against the virus.
- Herd immunity is formed by the formation of antibodies or vaccines against the virus.
- But corona virus mutants have challenged the herd immunity formula.
It will be remembered that during the first wave of Corona in the country Herd immunity (Herd immunity There was a lot of talk about against Corona). Health experts then said that when most people become infected in an area, antibodies will form in their
Heard immunity unlikely in near future
Health experts of the country believe that the herd immunity will not be ready in the near future, due to which the corona virus will continue to spread like this. They feel that deaths from Kovid and recruitment in hospitals will continue, but they will decrease after about six to nine months from now. Herd immunity is generated when a large proportion of the population is immunized against the virus. There are two ways – virus infection or vaccination. In situations where the immune system against the virus is not well, they will also be out of danger of infection because the immunity system of the large population will be left with little room for the virus to penetrate from one to the other.
Not herd immunity, say herd protection, sir
Sreenath Reddy, president of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI), says, “It is really herd protection and not herd immunity. If a person who does not develop immunity against the virus goes to a place where it is spreading Infection can occur. Herd immunity is based on population, not on an individual. ” Reddy said that in today’s world, people often come and go from here to there. In such a situation, non-immune people may still be vulnerable to infection against the corona. Therefore, it is better that every person get a vaccine that provides protection from Kovid. Senior epidemiologist Giridhar Babu said, “Our fight against the virus is going to be long-lasting.”
The only way to keep the virus ready
In countries such as the UK, Kovid has started to appear under control because of vigorous vaccination campaign with lockdown. On May 3, only 1,649 new Corona cases were reported in the UK and only one patient died. However, up to mid-April in France, around 25 thousand new cases came every day. Peak arrived in Germany and Spain in the month of October and again earlier this year. Fewer cases were seen there between October and January. Says Giridhar Babu, “We have to keep a strong army of health workers and a stock of resources ready so that whatever wave of corona comes, we will keep fighting it till it is finished.” He said that vaccination is our most powerful weapon against Corona.
Virus speed up, vaccination slows
Variants of Korna virus are spreading rapidly in the country while the pace of vaccination is slow. Experts say that it would be late to develop herd immunity. Since the virus is rapidly changing its form and each mutation has its own different method of infection, the problem is that if you get infected with a mutant and even get rid of the kovid, then the risk of getting infected by other mutants. Remains Anoop Mishra, chairman of Fortis C-Doc, says that in the early stages it was believed that an infected person who gets cured after treatment becomes immune to corona, but now it does not appear to be so.
Question on herd immunity’s theory itself
At the same time, Dr. Reddy says that what is the scale of herd immunity against Kovid-19, it has not been decided till date. It is definitely known that those who are having antibodies in their body after infection, are going to die in a few months. He said, “It is better to get vaccinated in such a situation. An appropriate amount of antigen is prepared in the body as soon as its second dose. On the basis of the antibodies survey, to say that we have developed herd immunity, would be a mistake. We have A year ago, I was conscious of the confusion of herd immunity. “