Why Community Spread Means Low Testing May Not Scuttle Covid Fight
The Times of India Delhi|January 18, 2022
Focus On Vaccination And Treating Symptomatic People, Say Experts

New Delhi:Low testing seems to be one of the main reasons behind the reduced number of Covid-19 cases in Delhi as well as other parts of the country.

Asymptomatic contacts of infected individuals, except the elderly and those having comorbidities, aren’t being tested according to the latest advisory by Indian Council of Medical Research. Even hospitals have relaxed the testing rules of asymptomatic patients undergoing surgical procedures.

But will this impact the containment of the pandemic that remains a public health threat? Dr NK Mehra, eminent immunologist and former dean of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, says it will not.

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