To raise awareness about social distancing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on March 27 to share yet another video of a “corona warrior”.
In the public service announcement (PSA) video, a young girl can be seen writing a letter to her father, urging him to not return home; in the background, a voiceover narrates the reason behind her unusual request.
The narrator states how the novel coronavirus will win if one steps out and why the lockdown is necessary to “break the chain” and stop the spread of the deadly and contagious virus.The video ends with an appeal to the youth of the nation to become “corona warriors” and stop their parents from venturing outside.
Frequently Asked QuestionsView moreShowView moreHow does a vaccine work?
A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.How many types of vaccines are there?
There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?
Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 27, 2020
Trust India’s youth to show the way when it comes to ensuring a healthier tomorrow.March 26, 2020