“By mid-next year there’s a possibility of normalcy even if vaccine comes or not” says Dr Sanjay Rai, AIIMS

As per ICMR serosurvey, 6.4 million adults above the age of 18 yrs have been infected in April-May. Dr Rai said that serosurvey only shows the direction of infection while testing shows the actual number of infections.

More than 600 people have volunteered for phase two clinical trial of the COVID-19 vaccine which is currently underway in India.

A vaccine is expected to enter by mid-next year if everything goes as planned, said Dr Sanjay Rai, Head-Community Medicine Department, AIIMS

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As per ICMR serosurvey, 6.4 million adults above the age of 18 yrs have been infected in April-May. Dr Rai said that serosurvey only shows the direction of infection while testing shows the actual number of infections.

“By mid-next year, there’s a possibility of normalcy even if vaccine comes or not. Till the time there is no effective vaccine available, COVID-19 preventive measures like wearing masks, hand hygiene etc. should be followed,” he also said.