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What it will take to live with the virus

Mild cases can stay at home and recover, while moderately severe cases can be managed at primary health care facilities. This will reduce the overburdening of hospitals


Pavitra MohanJagdish Rattanani
There is belated realisation among health experts, policymakers and elected representatives that the SARS Coronavirus type 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is here to stay. It will continue to cause the Covid-19 disease seasonally and sporadically until we get a vaccine, which will, even by optimistic estimates, take two years at least to be tested, cleared and mass produced. This means the strategy to fight the war must change. We will still need some protective measures. What would these measures look like?

Fear of the disease and stigma associated with it has led to anxiety, social disharmony and a rise in mental illnesses. In
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First Published: May 16 2020 | 8:50 PM IST

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