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‘Cannot justify strict lockdowns even after 4-5 months,’ says AIIMS professor heading Covaxin trials


The serosurvey in Delhi that found that about 23% of the population had antibodies for SARS-CoV-2, threw up some pertinent questions. If around 50 lakh residents of Delhi had already been exposed to the virus around two weeks prior to their blood samples being collected, which is what experts say the results indicate, then is there any real need for a lockdown? Are the 23% who had antibodies now protected from the virus and the remaining population still vulnerable? Dr. Sanjay Rai, professor of community medicine at AIIMS, Delhi, and also heading the Covaxin trial there, answer these and other ...


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