New Delhi (EMS). In view of the threat of Covid-19, experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) have recommended a booster dose to people with weakened immune systems.
Regarding which doctors of different hospitals of Delhi say that at present, there is no need for booster dose in the country. Right now the first priority is vaccination of those in need. Dr. Jugal Kishore, Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Safdarjung Hospital, said that there is no need of booster dose in the country right now. Booster dose is suggested only to those people who have weak body immunity. Which especially includes patients with AIDS, organ transplant patients and other diseases like cancer.
He said that at present, booster doses are being administered to patients with weak immunity in Russia and many states of America. In which mostly elderly patients are involved. Before applying a booster dose, the immunity of such a patient is tested, after which the dose is applied if needed. Which has a lot of standards. People who have been infected with corona do not need a booster dose. At the same time, the body also gets a lot of protection from the vaccine. Dr. Sunila Garg, Professor of Maulana Azad Medical College and member of Lancet Commission Covid India Task Force said that the first priority is to ensure vaccination of the needy people. Once everyone is vaccinated, a booster can be considered. But, in that too, if any new form of infection comes to the fore, then only a booster dose will be required. There has been a lot of controversy around the world regarding the use of masks.
With the second wave slowing down in India, people have become careless about masks. But, there are five such countries in the world like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Maldives, where 80 to 94 percent of the population is wearing masks even though the infection is very low. This assessment is from covid19.healthdata. It says that if 95 percent of the population in every country wears masks, then the infection can be controlled. Significantly, wearing a mask reduces the risk of infection by 30 percent.