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Not over yet

Covid-19 still remains a big risk


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Business Standard Editorial Comment
In the two years since Prime Minister Narendra Modi went on national television to declare that India would be going into complete lockdown —implying, in a reflection of the optimistic conventional wisdom then, that breaking the chain of infection once through a lockdown would be all that was needed to deal with Covid-19 —the pandemic has not exactly ended. The Omicron version of the virus continues to circulate, with case numbers rising in many parts of the world. A new, even more transmissible sub-variant of Omicron may be responsible for this. Yet hospitalisations and deaths do not appear to be

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First Published: Mar 24 2022 | 12:05 AM IST

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