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Current Covid surge just a ripple, say IIT researchers
24/04/2023 09:54 PM | Click to read full article
The current surge of Covid infections due to the XBB 1.16 variant in multiple Indian cities is just a ripple, as the natural immunity gained by Indians in the last three waves has continued to remain strong, IIT researchers from Hyderabad and Kanpur said. IIT-Kanpur Prof Manindra Agrawal and SERB National Science Chair at IIT-Hyderabad Dr M Vidyasagar, said Covid is not a concern now in India. The researchers had earlier developed the SUTRA mathematical model for forecasting pandemics.