21 May 2021 - India Fights COVID-19: Vaccination (E)
"The time for taking the vaccine against Covid-19 is now, do not hesitate just go for it asserts Dr Rajesh Malhotra the head of the Jai Prakash Narayan Apex Trauma Center, AIIMS, New Delhi in this very rare bed side interview from inside a covid ward. Vaccines save lives; India has implemented a graded approach to vaccinating its massive 1.4 billion population. With two vaccines Covisheild and Covaxin already being used and Sputnik V ready to be rolled out, with half a dozen more locally made vaccines under clinical trials. It is well known that vaccines cannot prevent infection but they can prevent severity of disease, this was more than evident when the host of this show Pallava Bagla got infected with the SARS COV 2 virus, it was really his full vaccination using Covaxin that saved him from going into the intensive care unit. His treating physicians said if Pallava had not been vaccinated he may have been on ventilator. Watch the stark difference between a vaccinated but infected lung and an un-vaccinated but infected lung. Vaccines offer good protection so go get vaccinated now. "