As India continues to grapple with the severity of the second wave of Covid-19, the spectre of a potential third wave has been haunting the country. Top scientists and experts have been raising alarm about the possibility of a third wave for the last few weeks. The warnings are strongly emphasised this time considering that the nation was caught off-guard by the second wave.

Back in December 2020, news media across the globe reported a new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 that causes COVID-19, and since then, numerous other variants have been identified and are under investigation. Meanwhile, the new variants are raising multiple questions: Are people more at risk for getting sick? Are the variants driving the ongoing surge in Covid-19 cases? Can the variants evade vaccines?

The second wave of Covid-19 that started mid-February is now undoing months of progress made against the outbreak. How bad is the second wave? Are things as bad as they were during the rise of the first wave? What do the experts say? Here’s a quick look at how the second wave of infection is playing out.

At a time when many other countries are battling second and third waves and alarming new variants of coronavirus, the drop in infections raises a tantalising prospect- Are we finally seeing a light at the end of India’s COVID-19 tunnel? It is but natural for the common man who’s been living in fear of the virus for over a year to wonder about the end of the pandemic. But what does this “end” even mean? Let’s look into it in detail.

As the fight against the spread of the coronavirus enters a critical phase, a large number of doctors, nurses, members of ward staff, and other healthcare workers across the country continues to be on the receiving end of the deadly pandemic. The claws of the pandemic seem to be following the healthcare workers irrespective of their roles.