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Thursday, October 21, 2021

Mahan Bharat accomplishes - more than 100 crore vaccine doses administered

A great day for the Nation – every citizen of INDIA can feel justifiably proud and immensely thank the Hero  with foresight – our Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji.

An year  and few months ago on 19.3.2020  @ 8 pm, the Nation heard with awe – the speech of our Prime Minister Narendra Modiji – extremely balanced, explaining the situation, measures, expectations and plan of action.  Among others – Janata Curfew  `~ social distancing and clapping those rendering services @ 5pm on 22.3.2020 was announced !!  At that time – globally 217,845 Covid-19 cases had been confirmed, resulting in 9,177 fatalities worldwide. After its discovery in Dec 2019, in Wuhan, China, the virus started to spread around the world, causing panic.

Life was to change violently for most people of the globe as millions were afflicted by the dreaded Corona virus named Covid 19 by WHO defending China in its every step.  A cursory search on web reveals that 21,94,56,675 people have been affected across the globe.  USA leading with 452,07,116, India 3,41,27,450 & Brazil 2,16,80,488.  Statistics can often be misleading – for one has to read and understand this and more so the no. of deaths, considering the total population and the area they live ! the death toll globally is 45,47,782 ! – USA 731512; Brazil 604228, India 452811.

If we are to drill down within India – of its 3,42,27,450 cases – the top contributors are:  Maharashtra 6596645; 2nd is the State the Global award winning, actor recommended model state Kerala 4879790; Karnataka 2984484; Tamil Nadu 2690633, Andhra Pradesh 2061810

Last year when the World was grappling .. .. Russia announced that it has approved vaccine for Covid.  To  get the pandemic under control, introduction of a vaccine was seen as the only savior.  A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular infectious disease.   Vaccines save millions of lives each year. Vaccines work by training and preparing the body’s natural defences --- the immune system--- to recognize and fight off the viruses and bacteria they target.  If the body is exposed to those disease-causing germs later, the body is immediately ready to destroy them, preventing illness.   Immunization currently prevents 2-3 million deaths every year from diseases like diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, influenza and measles. There are now vaccines to prevent more than 20 life-threatening diseases, and work is ongoing at unprecedented speed to also make COVID-19 a vaccine-preventable disease.

Today is a day of great significance - In a landmark achievement, India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 100 crore doses.  A total of 100 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far to eligible beneficiaries, as per the Cowin portal at 9:47 am today.

India's COVID-19 vaccination drive was launched on January 16, 2021. Initially, the vaccination was opened for Health Care Workers (HCWs) only. From February 2, front-line workers were made eligible for vaccination. These included State and Central Police personnel, Armed Force Personnel, Home Guards, Civil Defence & Disaster Management Volunteers, Municipal workers, Prison Staff, PRI Staff and Revenue workers involved in containment and surveillance, Railway Protection Force and election Staff.

          The number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India has crossed 100 crores on October 2, 2021. The one billion landmark came in the face of several hurdles, including supply shortages, distribution problems and prevailing vaccine hesitancy in several parts of the country. According to the Business Insider and ABP News, about 75% of the population above 18 years of age in India have been given at least one dose of the vaccine, while about 31% have taken both doses.

As India scripts history and reaches the 1 billion vaccination landmark, PM Shri Narendra Modiji calls it a triumph of Indian science and expresses gratitude to all the healthcare workers who worked towards achieving this feat.  

According to the latest data provided in the CoWIN portal, the total doses administered on Friday was  : Total Vaccination Doses - 1,00,60,69,878; Dose 1 - 71,08,72,214; Dose 2 - 29,51,97,664.

The historic achievement of effectively administering vaccines to many people comes amidst the massive political campaign against the centre over its vaccination policy. Prominent political leaders, businessmen, lawyers, and journalists led a nefarious online campaign not only to discredit the Modi Government’s vaccination drive but also to create panic and cast aspersions about the efficacy of the Coronavirus vaccine. 

In his hurry to target the centre over its vaccine policy, Rahul Gandhi  indulged in propagating rampant misinformation against the centre, thus creating vaccine hesitancy in the minds of the common masses. Just this week, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi had created a wave of panic in the minds of people after he had claimed that the government was busy with sales and instead people should take care of themselves. Furthermore, the Gandhi-scion claimed that there was a rise in Covid-19 infections in the country, and hence vaccination must pick up to avoid serious outcomes in the next wave.

.. .. .. and then there were self-proclaimed genius like Chetan Bhagat  whose prediction on twitter read :   What's likely to happen: 1. Rich countries will vaccinate their people first. 2. Their leftovers will finally make their way to us. 3. We'll vaccinate, and then chest thump on how great we are. 4. We'll get ok and go back to being unscientific and hating others who aren't like us.

Nation is above everything and every citizen should feel great and proud of its achievements.  100 Crore is really a BIG NUMBER AND GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT and this is what it is statistically.

Long Live our Nation and its true leaders – Mera Bharat Mahan hai!

With reverence to the Nation – Nation loving citizen S. Sampathkumar
21st Oct 2o21. 

1 comment:

  1. Long Live our Nation and its true leaders – Mera Bharat Mahan hai!