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COVID 3rd wave to be a 'ripple' if no mutant with high virulence erupts, says IIT Kanpur study!

The SUTRA model developed at IIT Kanpur for a mathematical study of the pandemic has some optimistic inferences with regards to the impending third wave. As per reports, the authorities have come up with 3 possibilities for the future and it is expected that the third wave would be a 'ripple' if there is no variant with remarkably high virulence. Additionally, the study anticipates that the effect may be similar in scale to the second wave if a new more infectious mutant emerges.

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BMC receives bids to import 1 crore Sputnik V vaccines to augment inoculation in Mumbai

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has received Sputnik V bids to import 10 million doses of the Russian-origin COVID shot at the cost of ₹700 crores. Along with the expectation of more such global tenders, Mumbai's municipality aims to roll out an aggressive inoculation campaign, for the benefit of all residents. As per reports, the BMC will attempt to vaccinate every citizen in the world's second-most populous city within a period of 60 days (2 months).

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Experts from IIT Kanpur predict third COVID wave to hit India in October this year!

Studying the current patterns of the COVID numbers in the country, researchers at IIT Kanpur have made some startling predictions about the future of the pandemic. As per reports, the expert authorities have deployed a mathematical model to assess the present situation and they expect that the third wave of accelerated infections would hit the nation in October. Reportedly, the officials stated that the probable impact of the third wave cannot be anticipated.

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