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Covid is not over

Vaccines, sequencing still need govt attention

A healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample of a woman for a COVID-19 test amid a surge in coronavirus cases, in Jammu.
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A healthcare worker collects a nasal swab sample of a woman for a COVID-19 test amid a surge in coronavirus cases, in Jammu.

Business Standard Editorial Comment Mumbai
In many people’s minds, the Covid-19 pandemic is over, but reality provides no such comfort. New cases are again rising, and India’s daily positivity rate has jumped to its highest in over five months. This is in spite of the fact that, of course, testing rates are nowhere near where they were in previous surges. The prevalence of self-administered tests that people are taking at home also means that the total case number may be strongly underestimated, since most people with symptoms will take these home tests that are not entered into the official caseload system unlike if they take

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First Published: Jul 27 2022 | 10:48 PM IST

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