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Complacency against Covid-19 Norms May Prove Dangerous: Dr SL Hoti

T he tendency to ignore all guidelines promulgated to contain the spread of Covid-19 mutated strains may not augur well for the overall welfare of society. Moreover, any complacency in adhering to the set norms may only worsen the predicament leading to difficult situations to handle, fear Dr SL Hoti, currently ICMR-Emeritus Scientist at ICMR-Vector Research Centre, Puducherry. As of now, the number of positive cases looks to dropping hinting at the flattening of the curve. But unless 70-80 per cent of the population is vaccinated and the country boasts of having developed herd immunity, the general public by and large continue to remain susceptible. Hence, it's advisable that people continue to adhere to the norms of wearing a mask, sanitizing apart from maintaining social distance, he cautions. A former Director-in-Charge Scientist G of ICMR-National Institute of Traditional Medicine(NITM)[Formerly RMRC], Belagavi, Dr SL Hoti is categorical when it comes to the present vaccine pr