Delhi AIIMS director Dr. Guleria speaks on UK Covid strain, says it is more infectious

UK Covid strain more infectious, therefore a matter of big concern, says AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria. The government has been working aggressively in the last few months to develop a very good mechanism for the mass vaccination drive.

He said that the main idea behind the vaccination drive is to “decrease mortality” and “to break the chain of vaccination”, And the government wants to vaccinate the higher population - those having co-morbidity and the elderly because they have a higher chance of having a severe COVID-19 infection.

The AIIMS director also said that more than one vaccine will be available by mid-2021 which will allow them to vaccinate large part of the population.