COVID-19 – The Past, The Present and the Future

  • Rajeev Aravindakshan All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh
  • Desham Chelimela All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh
Keywords: COVID-19, Pandemic, Lockdown, Doubling time, Herd immunity

Abstract

Independent India did not face any ravaging pandemic after the Spanish flu in 1918. COVID-19 which is affecting almost all the countries in the world in similar fashion has also hit India, owing to its international participation in trade, travel and economy. Each country has designed its own way to handle the pandemic. India has chosen lockdown as a first and foremost measure to combat the rapid human to human transmission of newer virus. Though it appears a very harsh measure to a majority of Indians, it indeed is a necessary and essential step to avert massive mortality due to COVID-19.

Author Biographies

Rajeev Aravindakshan, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Additional Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine

Desham Chelimela, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalagiri, Andhra Pradesh

Senior Resident, Department of Community and Family Medicine

Published
2020-05-22