Covid-19 may enter the ‘endemic stage’ in India. Doctors have also issued guidelines regarding this. Health experts predicted that the number of new Covid-19 cases in India may continue to rise for the next 10-12 days and then start declining. They also predict that Covid-19 may enter an ‘endemic stage’ and infections will become a regular occurrence like the seasonal flu.
What is the ‘endemic stage’?
The term ‘endemic stage’ refers to a disease that is continuously present in a particular region or population. As more people are vaccinated and immunity builds up. The virus tends to be endemic, meaning it will continue to spread at low levels without causing a widespread outbreak.
However, it is important to remember that the virus may still pose a risk to unvaccinated people and those with weakened immune systems.
It is important to follow health guidelines to prevent serious illness and its transmission. As more people recover from the disease, the overall population becomes more immune and the immune transmission rate decreases. This results in fewer cases and a lower risk of an outbreak, but the disease is still present in the population.
The decline in Covid-19 cases is the result of several factors, including rising vaccination rates and the development of natural immunity among already infected individuals. As suggested by the Ministry of Health, the coronavirus may become a part of our daily lives, similar to the common cold or flu.
It is important to note that the virus will still be present and precautions should still be taken to prevent its spread, such as wearing a mask or maintaining social distance. These precautions not only protect individuals, but also help prevent further spread of the virus.