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Explained: Does Kerala have lowest immunity against Covid-19?

According to the state-wise seroprevalence percentage, released by the Union health ministry of Wednesday, Madhya Pradesh has the highest seroprevalence and Kerala has the lowest.
National serosurvey results do not reflect the heterogeneity of seroprevalence between districts and even between states, the ministry said. (PTI)
National serosurvey results do not reflect the heterogeneity of seroprevalence between districts and even between states, the ministry said. (PTI)
Published on Jul 28, 2021 07:22 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

How close is India to achieve herd immunity? What experts say

'Herd immunity' will not be same across the country, experts have said as some states are still seeing a significant number of infections indicating that the immunity of their population is lower than many other states.
One-third of India's population is still vulnerable to Covid-19 infection. The proportion can be higher in some states.
One-third of India's population is still vulnerable to Covid-19 infection. The proportion can be higher in some states.
Published on Jul 25, 2021 09:09 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Centre warns of third wave, says no herd immunity in population yet

India will have to watch out for the signs of a third wave of the pandemic over the next 100-125 days, and people will have to adhere to all Covid-19 appropriate behaviour. "If we all decide, then there will not be any third wave," said Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog member (health)
Member of NITI Aayog (Health) Dr. VK Paul addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Member of NITI Aayog (Health) Dr. VK Paul addresses a press conference in New Delhi on Saturday. (ANI)
Published on Jul 17, 2021 05:52 AM IST
By | Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Pak govt not planning to buy Covid-19 vaccines; to rely on herd immunity

NHS Secretary Amir Ashraf Khawaja said that the government has no plan to buy vaccines anytime soon and aims to tackle the Covid-19 health challenge through herd immunity and donated vaccines.
In picture - The first batch of Covid-19 vaccine boxes unloaded from a Pakistan's air force plane after arriving from China at the Nur Khan military airbase in Islamabad.(AFP)
In picture - The first batch of Covid-19 vaccine boxes unloaded from a Pakistan's air force plane after arriving from China at the Nur Khan military airbase in Islamabad.(AFP)
Published on Mar 05, 2021 02:56 PM IST
PTI | , Islamabad

Herd immunity could be closer than we think

The evidence is compelling that a strong, rapid vaccination campaign could render SARS-CoV-2 less of a threat than seasonal flu through building herd immunity.
Without herd immunity as a shared goal, some might skip the vaccine, influenced by scare stories about side effects and rare allergic reactions, especially if they are young and face only a small chance of dying from the virus.(Pixabay)
Without herd immunity as a shared goal, some might skip the vaccine, influenced by scare stories about side effects and rare allergic reactions, especially if they are young and face only a small chance of dying from the virus.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 21, 2021 11:55 AM IST
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