Explained: What exactly is herd immunity

News: A recent serological survey in Delhi found the presence of coronavirus specific antibodies in about 23% of the samples tested.The results of the survey are being interpreted to suggest that Delhi could be approaching Herd immunity. However, scientists have cautioned against such conclusions. Facts: What is Herd immunity? It is a stage of an… Continue reading Explained: What exactly is herd immunity

National community-based sero-survey to estimate prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection

Facts: Sero Survey: It involves testing the blood samples of a group of individuals to monitor trends in prevalence of the novel coronavirus or SARS-COV-2 infection at the district level. Under this, a combination of Elisa antibody kits and RT-PCR will be used for testing.For RT-PCR tests, throat and nasal swabs will be collected. Bodies… Continue reading National community-based sero-survey to estimate prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection