As infections are on the decline, most experts predict one of two likely scenarios for the predicted third wave of COVID-19. “First, the virus continues to infect people slowly until herd immunity is attained, and second, a new, more infectious variant leads to an increase in cases till everyone has immunity. But it seems the third wave won’t be as severe as the second,” said Dr. Jugal Kishore, head of the Community Medicine department at Safdarjung Hospital. A large number of Indians have achieved immunity either through previous infection or through vaccination, however it is important for citizens to continue to strictly follow COVID-19 protocol.