British officials could say one of the new coronaviruses was first discovered in India as “anxiety,” according to the BBC, while India’s opposition leader Rahul Gandhi said the second deadly COVID-19 wave sweeping the country “would be dangerous not only because of our people and the world ”.
According to the BBC, scientists in the United Kingdom have provided evidence that Indian viruses are spreading faster than they were designed to, Reuters reported on Friday.
Scientists have suggested that one type of first-hand find in India, called B.1.617.2, is known to be a “concern”, according to the BBC, adding that more than 500 cases have been filed, since 202 last week.
Public Health England (PHE), which suspended its weekly broadcasts on Thursday, did not respond to a report.
Jeff Barrett, director of the Wellcome Sanger Institute COVID-19 Genomics Initiative, said that most cases of B.1.617.2 cases in Britain and around the world “are similar to those that are more prevalent than the previous virus since the beginning of the year”.
“(It’s possible) as widespread as the B.117 Kent genre that is most prevalent in the UK,” Barrett told BBC radio, referring to the problems in southeastern England that have pushed Britain’s second wave of COVID-19.
The first Indian version, B.1.617, was first discovered in October, but Public Health England (PHE) has divided it into three distinct sections, all slightly altered.
The WHO says the disparities have already spread to more than a dozen countries, forcing countries to cut or restrict travel from India.
Of particular concern are the first species found in Kent, southeast England, as well as South Africa and Brazil, and Barrett said there was convincing evidence from international research on their vaccines.
“This is a good indication that the vaccine will continue to be effective,” he said.
“Obviously for new species like this, we need to try more to get convincing evidence in some way.”
Chris Murray, a well-known U.S. pathologist, from the University of Washington, said the short-term prevalence of the disease in India shows that “survival strategies” can overcome future immunity to natural diseases.
Diseases are now spreading from densely populated cities to rural areas that make up about 70 percent of the 1.3 billion people.
Although northern and western India have a high incidence of the disease, southern India is now experiencing a new peak. The share of the five countries in the south in the daily spread of the disease in the country rose from 28% to 33% in the first seven days of May, data shows.
‘Blast waves threaten India, globe’
Meanwhile, Rahul Gandhi, India’s top leader in India, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a letter to prepare for another nationwide closure, speed up the nationwide immunization program and follow up on the virus and change it.
Gandhi said the second most populous country in the world has a role to play in “a cohesive and interconnected country” by preventing the “explosive” growth of COVID-19 within its borders.
“India is home to one in six people in the world. The epidemic has shown that the growth, diversity and structure that make India fertile for the virus to change rapidly, transform itself into a highly contagious and dangerous species, ”wrote Gandhi.
“Letting go of the uncontrolled spread in our country will be painful not only for our people but also for the whole world.”
On Friday, India reported a daily increase in coronavirus cases, 414,188, bringing the new cases up to 1.57 million cases. The death toll from COVID-19 rose by 3,915 to 234,083.
Medical experts say the actual amount of COVID-19 in India is five to ten times higher than in major offices.
Last week, India reported more than 1.5 million new cases and daily deaths, with hospitals running out of beds and air conditioning.
Since the epidemic, 21.49 million people and 234,083 people have died. It currently has 3.6 million cases.
Modi has been widely criticized for not acting in a hasty way to suppress the second wave, after religious ceremonies and political rallies that have attracted thousands of people in recent weeks and become “extremely successful”.
His government has also been criticized for lowering restrictions immediately after the first wave and delays in the country’s vaccination, which medical experts say is India’s only hope of controlling the second wave of COVID-19.
Although India is the world’s largest producer of vaccines, it is struggling to produce and distribute sufficient quantities to combat the COVID-19 wave.
Modi emphasized that India should continue to vaccinate. Although the country has provided less than 157 million vaccines, the number of vaccines has dropped dramatically in recent days.
“After achieving about 4 million a day, we now have up to 2.5 million a day due to a shortage of vaccines,” Amartya Lahiri, a professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, was quoted as saying in Mint.
“The average of 5 million a day is less than we should be, because even at that level, it would take us a year for everyone to get two levels. That tragedy unfortunately is very bad. ”
Meanwhile, India’s medical equipment is shrinking due to overcrowding, hospitals are running out of beds with medical oxygen. Cemeteries and mortuaries cannot afford the number of people who have been set on fire in parks and car parks.
In the southern city of Chennai, only 100 per cent of oxygen-based beds and two per cent in intensive care units (ICUs) were unoccupied on Thursday, up from 20% on a weekly basis, government data showed.
At the technical center in India, Bengaluru, and the south, only 23 of the 590 beds in the ICU were vacant, and 1 in 50 beds equipped with ventilators were empty, officials said, indicating an impending crisis.
The trial -testing rate – the number of people tested positive for the disease – in 12.5 million cities has tripled to about 39% since Wednesday, from about 13% two weeks ago, data showed.
Bengaluru has 325,000 active cases of COVID-19, which requires ICU and over-the-counter (HDU) sleep-deprived organizations more than 20 times, says HM Prasanna, President of the Private Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association in Karnataka state, including Bengaluru.
“Every patient who comes to the hospital needs an ICU or HDU bed … That’s why patients are rushing from hospital to hospital looking for an ICU bed,” he said.
“There is also less oxygen supply … Many small hospitals now that do not receive daily oxygen refuse to accept COVID patients.”