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Herd immunity not a strategic option for India: Govt

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For a country the size of India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option, says the Center, as this would come at a huge cost in terms of lakhs of people being infected and numerous deaths.

Following social norms till a vaccine is introduced seems the only viable option. Health ministry OSD Rajesh Bhushan stated that in a country like India, herd immunity can’t be a strategic choice. It can only be an outcome, and would involve a very high cost. This means that lakhs of people would have to be infected, hospitalized and several would die in the process… (ET Healthworld – TNN, July 31, 2020)

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