Strengthening public health capacities in disasters

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With Europe suffering from the second and much-worse surge of coronavirus cases, it is no guarantee than India will not go through the same. However, one stark difference to see is in the sharp decline of seriousness and fear which was witnessed during the first wave. The reaction to the ongoing disaster has now more or less reduced to imposing fresh round of lockdowns." Neither is a second wave necessarily less dangerous nor is a vaccine freely available, but living with the pandemic for months together has had a desensitizing effect on the collective psyche". The same fatigue has can be seen in India's disaster framework.