In the past ten days, the increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases per day in India has been just below the 10,000 mark, and eventually the mark has been surpassed, as India has more than 10500 new cases with number of deaths per day in the past 20 hours. reported the 300 mark in the past three days. To gain valuable insight into the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in India, the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) conducted a serological study in May 2020 in collaboration with state health agencies, the National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) and World Exams by a health organization (WHO), India. The study was conducted in 83 neighborhoods with 28,595 households and 26,400 people. The study showed good and mixed results. Before entering the results, tell us what exactly is a serological or serological survey.
Serology is the scientific examination of serum and other bodily fluids, which in practice means the diagnosis of antibodies in serum. These antibodies are typically produced in response to an infection, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, or against other foreign bacteria. Experts say serologic tests can be obtained to diagnose infections and autoimmune diseases, to check if a person is immune to certain diseases and, in many cases, for a person’s sensitivity to their blood type. Serological tests can also be used in forensic serology when investigating crime scenarios. Serological testing provides the most direct measure of defining the immune landscape for many infectious diseases, but experts still believe that this method is not being used enough. In this context, India is doing a great job in organizing a serological survey. If a person is positive for a serologic antibody test, it means that they may have a symptomatic or asymptomatic infection in the past, in this case COVID-19, and will need to protect themselves in the future because there is no no has any evidence for the person may or may not have the infection again. For a negative antibody result, the person may not have had a COVID-19 infection in the past and would need protective measures in the future.
The Director General of ICMR recently reported on the results of the serological survey at a press conference. He first got into the good news: in India, the percentage of people infected per hundred thousand is the lowest in the world, as is the death rate (0.08%). The study also made it clear that the measures taken during the ban were successful in keeping transmission low and preventing the rapid spread of COVID-19, he added. However, it is known that the risk of spread is 1.09 times higher in urban areas than in rural areas and 1.89 times higher in urban slums. He therefore explained that a large part of the Indian population is still susceptible to contracting the infection and that the states / union zones of the country must not give up their vigilance at all costs. He concluded by warning that although the spread of the virus is not a serious problem for India at the moment, the virus could return more strongly.
In another reassuring gesture, the Indian Ministry of Health official also said that due to India’s large population and very high population density, the numbers in India should not be compared to those the various other countries. As part of subsequent media “investigations” into hospital failures, which relied largely on stray cases and only in certain countries, the officer parried a question by saying that a suspected case of COVID infection was directed to the individual’s health hotline. Patients should be reported to the area and follow instructions regarding tests that should be done when and where, instead of directly contacting the hospital of their choice.
As experts around the world have repeatedly said that the killer virus is in no rush to leave mankind alone, the people of India, governments, medical fraternity, police and law enforcement and the media in India must learn to adapt the people New challenge to live with the virus and take all the necessary precautions, instead of panicking to speak and creating an atmosphere of distrust and doubt