COVID risk for third wave remains even if India achieves 50% vaccination target, says IMF Gita Gopinath

New Delhi: The International Monetary Fund’s chief economist Gita Gopinath spoke on Wednesday about the third wave of COVID, saying the risk is still high in India, even though the country has reached a 50 percent vaccination target.Read also – Maharashtra College reopens news: Classes resume offline From October 20 For fully vaccinated students | Check guidelines here

In a speech to NDTV, Gita Gopinath said that India with 50 percent vaccination has great confidence in India, especially given the background of many nations that do not meet the 40 percent target. Read also – Landmark 100 Crore Covid vaccine doses to be administered next week in India: Report

Further details said the IMF’s chief economist said the goal was to get 40 per cent of the population in each country vaccinated by the end of this year, adding that several countries have not reached it. Read also – Karnataka: Special Pooja At All Govt Controlled Temples on Vijayadashami Against COVID -19

It should be noted that India has so far administered around 96.7 crore of vaccine doses and is expected to cross the milestone of one billion or 100 crore next week. So far, over 73 percent of adults have received at least one dose, and about 30 percent have received both doses.

“With such a large population, you (India) have already vaccinated your 50 percent, which gives you confidence. But the risk that there may be a third wave remains, ”said Gopinath, who previously said a good vaccination rate is also beneficial to the economy.

Gopinath compared India’s vaccination plan to that of the United States, saying that there is a vaccination doubt in the United States and that it has a spin-off effect on the economy.

On the other hand, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said India’s COVID-19 vaccination will cross the milestone with 100 crore vaccine doses in a few days, adding that the country will produce over 28 crore doses in October as it continues to increase its supply.

With further information, Mandaviya said that almost 73 percent of the eligible population has received a single dose of vaccine and about 29 percent both doses.

Of the 28 crore doses to be available this month, up from more than 22 crore in September, almost 22 crore will be Covishield and six crore will be Covaxin. Almost 60 lakh DNA plugs will also be produced, ”he said.

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