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India’s Massive COVID Surge Puzzles Scientists - The virus is spreading faster than ever before in the country despite previous high infection rates in megacities, which should have conferred some protection By Smriti Mallapaty, Nature magazine on April 21, 2021 The pandemic is sweeping through India at a pace that has staggered scientists. Daily case numbers have exploded since early March: the government reported 273,810 new infections nationally on 18 April. High numbers in India have also helped drive global cases to a daily high of 854,855 in the past week, almost breaking a record set in January. Just months earlier, antibody data had suggested that many people in cities such as Delhi and Chennai had already been infected, leading some researchers to conclude that the worst of the pandemic was over in the country.
Bengaluru: As of March 29, 2021, at least 617 serious adverse events following immunisation (AEFI) had been reported from around the country, according to a presentation made before the National AEFI Committee two days later. Of these 617, at least 180 people (29.2%) died, and of these, complete documents were available only for 35 people (19.4%) . . . The Government of India has been drawing flak for some time after it stopped publishing AEFI reports after February 26, around 40 days after the start of India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive, and after a seemingly laidback response to concerns about AstraZeneca’s shot, called ‘Covishield’ in India.
Experts are also concerned about the spread of new variants, though it’s not yet known how these new strains are driving the spike or whether they’re more transmissible or deadlier. But as Mukherjee put it, the more the virus spreads, the more it changes. And those changes potentially make Covid-19 harder to contain.
originally posted by: IAMTAT
a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck
So vaccinated people are playing host to breeding the next generation of the virus?
originally posted by: AndyMayhew
The main problem in India is that they relaxed all the rules on masks, social distancing etc, when only a very small percentage of the population had been vaccinated.
Countries with a very much larger percentage of vaccinated people are seeing no such problems
originally posted by: MichiganSwampBuck
originally posted by: DarkestConspiracyMoon
I came across this a few days ago Coincidences?
Those sure are some big coincidences.
Ah yes, you have the kind of information I was looking for. I would give you many stars for that.
I was hoping someone here had found a link like that.