"If there are any certain mutants coming in, we will not be surprised. I think we should be able to contain it with vaccinations and the key is vaccination again," Dr Kutub Mahmood, Scientist and Virologist from Washington, DC said.
Dr Mahmood told ANI that vaccination is the strongest weapon.
"So, this cannot go on forever, and that end is pretty soon. I would say there is no winner in this game of chess, this is going to be a draw, where the virus will go in hiding and we actually win, we may come out of hiding behind our facemask. So, we hope to move forward, I think we are getting very close to that. So, I hope as we move forward in this year, probably we will come out of the pandemic very soon," he said.
Dr Mahmood said, "There is a pressure on the virus to mutate and to adapt to the changing immunity in humans and then it tries to make these mutants so that it can escape. This is like a game, like a chess game, I would say as an analogy between the virus and the humans. So, that virus is putting out its moves, we as humans are putting out our moves. We have small moves, which are the facemask, hand sanitisers, social distancing. We have weapons that we have used against the virus with the vaccines, the antivirals, and the antibodies."