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Is Coronavirus an endemic in India?:- India happens to be one of the most shattered countries of the globe due to the coronavirus and the country stands next to USA in the reported cases. Several experts have warned of a possible third wave of coronavirus in September and October. Dr Soumya Swaminathan, the Chief Scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that India is entering into the stage of endemicity and there would be low to moderate levels of coronavirus transmission. Several scientists reported that the coronavirus is set to become endemic during a survey that is conducted by Nature journal. The real meaning of endemic is that it will be present all the time. The pathogens can be eradicated and the viruses are here to stay.
As the coronavirus is available in the animal reservoir, the coronavirus will continue to circulate across the globe. If enough population is vaccinated against the virus, it will cause symptomatic infection. The research said that the coronavirus will continue to stay but will have no impact. The time when coronavirus will turn endemic is yet to be predicted and it completely depends on how fast it spreads and mutates. The health experts are suggesting the countries to focus much on the vaccination process. The survey of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) revealed that two-thirds of the Indian population have antibodies. This means that most of the population will be protected from symptomatic disease later.