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Calling Omicron mild disease is misleading: Expert

Hamirpur (HP), Jan 19 (UNI) Advisor for National Immunization Programme, Dr Naresh Purohit said on Wednesday that the Omicron may be less severe, on average, but the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading, hurts the overall response, and costs more lives.
Acclaimed Epidemiologist Dr Purohit told UNl here after addressing the webinar on the dangers posed by Omicron surge organized by the Sirmaur based Indian Institute of Management on Wednesday, that smallpox was the only infectious human disease that has ever been eradicated, but "that's not going to happen with coronavirus". However, the virus can become endemic, like rhinovirus and upper respiratory infections.
He warned that it was highly unlikely that Covid-19 will be eliminated and it shall continue to kill people, though at much lower levels, even after it becomes endemic.
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27 May 2022 | 10:51 PM

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27 May 2022 | 10:42 PM

Jammu, May 27 (UNI) The alert troops of Jammu and Kashmir Anti Narcotics Task Force on Friday arrested one smuggler transporting heroin at a checkpoint laid at Kaluchak here in the city outskirts.

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