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Expert Speak on COVID-19 and vaccines

Coronavirus is spreading worldwide. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the virus has claimed about 32 lives that it has affected more than 1200 people in India so far. Unfortunately, no drug or vaccine has yet been developed to protect against this virus. However, pharma companies and research bodies around the world are in the process of making a discovery soon. Dr. Amitabh Anshika, HOD and Director, Internal Medicine, Fortis Healthcare, Hopefully we can expect good news on this front within the next four to six months. “It is heartening to know that more than 35 companies are working to build this great tool of vaccine against COVID-19. Of these 35 companies, four have already reached the stage of animal testing. The good news is that one of the companies based in Boston is currently at the stage of human trials … “

While vaccination against coronavirus is ongoing, one must remember that people with compromised immunity are more likely to catch the infection. Presumably, this is why many senior citizens are falling prey to this virus. In addition, HIV patients are at a much higher risk of catching COVID-19 infection. In addition to maintaining physical distance, staying in quarantine, and keeping our hands clean, we need to ensure that the body’s defense system is functioning to its full potential. This will ensure our coronavirus reduces risk. Foods play an important role in strengthening your immune cells. Dr. The party says that vitamin C may be your only refuge, while it comes to boost immunity against a viral disease. “All foods rich in vitamin C are probably the closest form of protection we can offer you to all viral diseases.”

Published: April 4, 2020 5:36 | Updated: April 4, 2020 at 6:08 pm

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