Sero-survey in NCR indicates herd immunity | Fusion - WeRIndia

Sero-survey in NCR indicates herd immunity

Sero-survey in NCR indicates herd immunity

While the vaccination process for COVID-19 is continuing in the country, a sero-prevalence survey is conducted in various regions across the country.

The latest round of sero-survey in the national capital region indicated that the city is moving towards attaining herd immunity against COVID-19.

The survey revealed that around 50 to 60 per cent of the sample has developed antibodies to COVID-19 in one district.

Samples from more than 25,000 people were collected for this survey from different districts across Delhi.

While the population of Delhi is more than two crores in 11 districts, in one district, the sero-prevalence survey showed that around 60 per cent of people developed antibodies. That means the city is heading towards attaining herd immunity. However, the Delhi government did not give any update on this.

This is the fifth sero-survey conducted in the national region. While the first survey indicated 23 per cent of people had developed antibodies to COVID-19, the second survey revealed that 29.1 per cent people had exposure to it.

If 50 to 60 per cent of the population have the antibodies in a sero-prevalence survey, then the population is said to have developed herd immunity as per experts.

Meanwhile, the central government warns to take action against spreading of rumours on COVID-19 vaccine.

The Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla wrote a letter to all states and union territories to apply provisions under the Indian Penal Code and the Disaster Management Act to stop the spread of all types of false information about the COVID-19 vaccine.

He added that while the National Regulatory Authority found that both the vaccines used for the vaccination drive are safe and immunogenic, several false messages and misleading rumours are circulating on social and other media. It creates doubt and panic in people. Hence, he urged the states and UTs to use the provisions of the law and put a stop to such rumours.

Image by fernando zhiminaicela from Pixabay (Free for commercial use)

Image Reference:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *