Countries around the world have stepped up vaccination as new variants of the novel coronavirus emerge. According to Bloomberg’s Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker and figures provided by Our World in Data (a University of Oxford-led initiative), more than 580 million doses of the vaccine have been administered and 127 million people fully vaccinated.
India is driving the world's largest Vaccine Drive and plans to vaccinate at least 300 million people by July 2021.
All these statistics sound a little reassuring in the present scenario but what a new alarming concern that has emerged is that people on the whole have become careless and are ignoring the safety protocol to be followed against the virus.
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The first step towards callousness has been the improper use or keeping aside and ignoring of wearing the right masks.
Getting vaccinated doesn't give a free pass to stop wearing masks.
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As a result of getting vaccinated population at large stared to ignore wearing proper masks and the result has been a sudden and sharp increase in the number of Covid 19 cases resulting in large number of fatalities.
Interventions like masks and social distancing will still be key ways to protect against those newer variants which are highly contagious.
According to Dr. Michael Merson, professor at Duke University for Global health and senior scholar at the CUNY School of Public Health and Health Policy.
"Our return to 'normal' life after vaccination is going to be gradual. It will not be like opening and closing a book or turning on or off a light switch. And how fast this will happen is going to depend how quickly we vaccinate the population and reach herd immunity."