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India in community transmission, moving towards herd immunity: Expert

Clearly there is community transmission, as defined by any international standard, says eminent epidemiologist Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan


A medic collects samples from a man for Covid-19 swab tests at Civil Hospital. File Photo: PTI

Akash Podishetty New Delhi
India is seeing record spike in daily Covid-19 cases and the virus is spreading deep into the hinterland where social distancing is a herculean task. "It is going to be a tough few months ahead for the country, but things will get better over time," eminent epidemiologist and the director of US-based Centre for Disease Dynamics, Economics and Policy, Dr Ramanan Laxminarayan said. In an interview with Business Standard, he also said there is clearly community transmission in India and the rampant spread of the virus indicates that we are gradually moving towards herd immunity. Edited Excerpts:

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First Published: Jul 28 2020 | 8:22 AM IST

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