Covid endemic, we’ve to plan how we live with it, says Gagandeep Kang

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Covid endemic, we’ve to plan how we live with it, says Gagandeep Kang

‘Whether we are in the endemic stage depends on how we define endemicity. Covid-19 disease is in the population and would be in the population for a very long time’, said Kang

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Coronavirus | Coronavirus Vaccine | Coronavirus Tests

Sohini Das 

Last Updated at June 2, 2022 06:10 IST

Gagandeep Kang, Microbiologist & Prof CMC, Vellore

India’s Covid case count and vaccination rates have remained low for a while. Have we reached an endemic stage, and has India achieved herd immunity? Gagandeep Kang, microbiologist and professor at Christian Medical College, Vellore, tells Sohini Das why she thinks there is no need for random testing and daily case counting anymore. Edited excerpts.

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First Published: Thu, June 02 2022. 06:10 IST

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