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Unauthorized Political Statements About the Covid-19 Pandemic Invokes a False Sense of Security: IMA | India News


NEW DELHI: Public representatives and politicians should not make unauthorized statements that the Covid-19 pandemic is coming to an end, as such comments invoke a “false sense of security” among the people, the Indian Medical Association.
The association’s reaction came after Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that the country is “in the endgame of the Covid-19 pandemic” and Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain. , said that the coronavirus is approaching an “endemic” phase in the national capital.
An infection is said to be endemic in a population when it is constantly maintained at a reference level in a geographic area without external inputs.
It is incorrect to say at this stage that it is the end of the pandemic or that it is endemic, the medical body said.
Unauthorized political statements will invoke a false sense of security and therefore the Indian Medical Association, whose 740 front-line warriors lost their lives in this war against coronavirus, calls on all our fellow citizens to be attentive to the use of a mask, physical distancing and hygiene. and get vaccinated for immunity and an altruistic health contribution to herd immunity, “he said.
“The introduction of a much more effective and safer coronavirus vaccine in our country is a tool for us to face this challenging war with confidence,” said the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
Mutated strains of the coronavirus detected in the UK, South Africa and Brazil “are still haunting us,” the association said in a statement.
The IMA affirmed that it has been seen in the last week that there has been an increase of 35 to 40 percent in the number of cases, and even in the national capital, the daily average has gone from 100 to 140 patients.
“It is painful to note that the discussion about the endemic versus pandemic status of the disease is resonating in political corridors. However, it should be supported by scientific evidence from the World Health Organization or the ICMR (Indian Council for Medical Research) only. ,” He said.
“Let us not brag or (blow) the trumpet ourselves, and let us predict the course of this viral disease and disregard our preventive measures against this dreaded disease at this stage,” the IMA warned.
The IMA believes that since countries are still reeling “under the clutches of this disease, we should consider it a pandemic only at this stage and work hard” in preventive, curative and rehabilitative work, according to the statement.

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