- Dr. Fauchi said – a few weeks of lockdown may break the chain of infection
- Commission or emergency group advice to meet oxygen, medicine, bed shortage
- Emphasis to get more and more people vaccinated against epidemics in the long term
Cases of infection in the second wave of Corona virus are increasing in the country. Since April 22, more than three lakh new cases of corona infection are being reported daily in the country. On May 1, now this figure has crossed 4 lakh new cases in the last 24 hours.
Temporary shutdown may be remedied
Talking to Indian Express, Dr. Anthony Fauchi said that a 6-month shutdown is not required to stop the corona infection chain in India, but a temporary shutdown can be done. Dr. Fauchi, who has worked with seven US presidents, said no one likes the country being shut down, but a few-week lockdown in India could break the chain of infection. In the interview, Dr. Fauchi mentioned the three steps of immediate, intermediate and long-term measures to prevent the corona virus.
I don’t get criticized, it’s not my job
If you were in the Modi government, what steps would you have taken to prevent infection in the country? In response to this question, Dr. Fauchi said that at first I do not get involved in the criticism of how India has handled this whole matter. By doing this it would have become a political issue. I do not want to do this because I am involved in the health field and I am not a politician.
Vaccination is a solution but delaying the effect
He said that first you have to see what steps you can take immediately. Or what steps can be taken in the next two weeks after that. Vaccinating people can be a solution. It is also necessary, but at the moment it will not reduce people’s current problems related to oxygen, hospital admission and treatment. This is because it takes time for the vaccine to take effect.
Get rid of the problems related to oxygen, medicines
It is important to take care of people at the moment. Dr. Fauchi said that I think a commission or emergency group should be formed which can do planning related to getting oxygen, other medical supplies, medicines, equipment supplies. The help of World Health Organization along with other countries can be taken in this work. In such a situation, other countries should also come to help India because India too has shown leniency towards other countries.
Build a temporary hospital like China
After this, the intermediate solution may be to act like China. China had prepared temporary hospitals within a few weeks. People in India are also looking for hospitals and treatment. In this, army’s help can be taken on the lines of America. The US enlisted the help of the National Guard in vaccine distribution.
The vaccine only works in the long term
Dr. Fauchi said that in the long term, I would have insisted on getting the vaccine. In a country with more population like India, only two percent people have been able to get the vaccine. This situation is very serious. You have to get more people vaccinated. For this, the supply of vaccine will have to be increased. Contract will have to be held after negotiating with the companies making the vaccine. India is the world’s largest vaccine producer but there is still a long way to go.
There is a benefit of getting the second dose of vaccine
Dr. Fauchi was told that taking a second dose of vaccine provides considerable benefit. This includes reducing the risk of infection and strengthening immunity to the virus. Dr. Fauci said, “Get the vaccine and if you have taken one dose then make sure to get a second dose as well.” It is necessary to protect them from viruses.