moneycontrol.com 18 Oct, 2020 13:30 am

COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in India, can be under control by February-end, says govt panel

COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in India, can be under control by February-end, says govt panel
The number of active COVID-19 cases in India stayed below eight lakh for the second consecutive day on October 18.

Moneycontrol News File image In a significant development, a government-appointed panel on October 18 said that the COVID-19 pandemic has peaked in India and can be controlled by early next year with "minimal active cases by February-end" if protective measures are followed.There are 7,83,311 active cases of coronavirus infection as on date.The total number of recoveries has surged to 65,97,209 and exceed active cases by 58,13,898.What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic.

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