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“Third Wave Will Hit Us…”: Dr. Sangram Patil On The New Delta Plus COVID-19 Variant

As the second wave of the coronavirus seems to have subsided to a very large extent, news has already started to come in of the third wave being apparent and a new variant of concern in the form of a delta plus variant. So far 20 cases have been reported in India and on the international front, Uk prime minister Boris Johnson has already cautioned British citizens to adhere to covid appropriate behavior and extended the lockdown till July 19 We spoke to Dr. Sangram Patil to give us a sense about this new variant, how transmissible is it, are the vaccines still effective against this, and more importantly is the genome sequencing infrastructure of the country which is basically having enough facilities to test samples and detect the variants faster enough for the size of India.

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