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COVID-19: Finally on Wane, with Reduced Lethality


Deepak Sharma* and Shalimar   Pages 1 - 3 ( 3 )


As most of the countries have already passed the peaks of the second or third wave of infections, COVID-19 is (finally) on the wane and will soon touch the baseline persistence with a reduced death rate. The Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) or lethality is presently only ~2.0%, which is relatively low in comparison to the high of 14% in April 2020. More importantly, the lethality in healthy people is 20 times lower. In addition, successful vaccination programs are currently underway in several countries. Thus, although new pathogenic variants as well as a few isolated cases of resurgence, will continue to emerge, the worst seems to be over and we will surely win this battle soon.

COVID-19:, Finally, on, Wane,, with, Reduced, Lethality


Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Department of Gastroenterology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110029

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