July 9: Dr. Vaibhav Rahim is a general physician, a graduate from MS Ramaiah Medical College, Bengaluru, and used to work for a government hospital in Raipur, currently working in a private hospital.
Dr. Vaibhav also provides online consultation to his patients. He spends most of his time treating his patients.
Because of the Corona pandemic, Vaibhav too like other Corona warriors has been working day and night trying to save people’s lives.
Reacting to many people’s beliefs that vaccine is not really helpful in saving us from the virus, to which the doctor said, “I can’t believe that there are still many people out there who are skeptical about getting vaccinated. So, let’s clear the air about all the concerns coming in about the effectiveness of the vaccines. Vaccination is THE ONLY Way to gain some immunity against this virus. Studies have shown that the severity of the illness is quite low in the immunised population. In addition to this, the recovery rate is quite good in these people.”
Dr. Balram Bhargava who is the Director-General of the Indian Council for Medical Research had earlier said that COVID-19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin work against Alpha, Beta, and Gamma and Delta variants of SARS-CoV-2. He also informed that the Delta Plus variant has been isolated and cultured at ICMR-NIV, and laboratory tests are being performed to check the effectiveness of the vaccine on the Delta Plus variant. The results will be out in 7 to 10 days as to whether the vaccine is working against the Delta Plus variant.
When asked about what is the best we can do to stop the virus Dr. Vaibhav says, “India has started unlocking in most of its parts, which also includes the lifting of border restrictions and ease of inter-state/ inter-district travel. In such a scenario, the safety of people remains in one’s own hands. Double masking, social distancing, frequent washing/sanitization of hands, such steps are as essential as vaccination.”
According to him social distancing, getting vaccinated, taking care of our health, avoiding unnecessary travel, and keeping in touch with our loved ones is all we can do to defeat this pandemic.
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