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A healthcare worker collects the nasal swab sample of a woman for Covid-19 testing in Jammu.
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A healthcare worker collects the nasal swab sample of a woman for Covid-19 testing in Jammu.

Kanika Datta
It’s been two years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on national television to declare that India would go into complete lockdown, reflecting the then optimistic notion that such isolation would break the chain of infection. Both the lockdown and the second wave traumatised Indians. Despite the relative mildness of the third wave, India should not repeat the mistake of complacency. Indeed, until the entire population is inoculated and boosted with an appropriate and effective vaccine, the re-emergence of deaths and hospitalisations must always be a worry, the top edit cautions. Read it here

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 6:06 AM IST

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