On May 4, 2021, India recorded 337,699 recoveries ! What an amazing record. Slowly but surely, the wave 2 is subsiding. Several factors are helping – there are local lockdowns, containment zones, and improved availability of drugs/oxygen/beds.
The source for this data is – https://www.covid19india.org.
On May 3 we had a new high of 318,910 recoveries. The high number of recoveries means the active cases are steadily reducing, thereby releasing more healthcare resources. It also means everyone gets the confidence and more importantly the hope that they will get better !
Yesterday also saw a record number of recoveries – 330,718. We just need to keep up the recoveries and soon we shall see the wave 2 subsiding.
Vaccination and Recoveries
The only known solution to the Wuhan virus currently is vaccination. India is getting a lot of vaccine support from several countries and our own capacity is also being ramped up. We were discussing about the Corona situation in India yesterday in our ISB batch’s WhatsApp group and it appears that Israel is the only country that has got the vaccination right (>50% of the population being vaccinated). A smaller population helps in times like these.
In India unfortunately, some of the states have had a high percentage of vaccine wastage :(. Several political and socially influential personalities fuelled the vaccine hesitancy before Wave 2 hit us. We are paying a huge price with lives lost and the healthcare system being overwhelmed.
Neena Naana on Vaccination
Star Vijay Channel has this popular talk show titled Neeya Naana. The episode that aired on May 2nd was outstanding and it was about vaccination and why it is so important. All those who understand Tamil, must watch this episode fully – https://www.hotstar.com/in/tv/neeya-naana/1584/vaccination-a-discourse/1100053899
Vaccination ensures a huge reduction in fatality and the symptoms are milder. Even those who have got their 1st dose of the vaccine, are far more protected than those who have taken no shots.
There are conspiracy theories about how which vaccine is more effective, but the efficacy of both Covaxin and Covishield has been proven with Wave 2. Both seem to be effective against the new mutated variants too.
The Govt poly clinics and private hospitals seem to have enough stocks of the vaccine in Gurgaon atleast. Several of our friends have walked in and got their second dose without any hassle. Our Condo complex will be holding a vaccination camp and there are hundreds who have registered for it.
Stay focussed on the recoveries. Get vaccinated. Wear your masks, sanitise and continue to keep the social distance. We WILL beat back the Wuhan virus !
ॐ सर्वे भवन्तु सुखिनः। सर्वे सन्तु निरामयाः। सर्वे भद्राणि पश्यन्तु। मा कश्चित् दुःख भाग्भवेत्॥ ॐ शान्तिः शान्तिः शान्तिः॥
May all beings be happy, May all beings be healthy, May everyone experience auspicious events and May no one witness sadness. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.