In 2020, 29,114 children below 12 were affected. In 2021, six months down, close to 50,000 children have been infected. While there is an increase in cases among all sections, there has been a rise in cases among children and even deaths of people in their early and mid-20s, who have no comorbidities. In this second wave, issues like the newer #Covid19 variants affecting youngsters, Happy Hypoxia, delayed admissions, and delayed roll-out of vaccination for 18-44 have sprung up. In a conversation with The New Indian Express, Dr Aravind S, Consultant, Department of Paediatrics & Neonatology, MGM Healthcare throws some light on the various subjects.
ಕೋವಿಡ್19 2ನೆ ಅಲೆಯನ್ನು ಎದುರಿಸುವುದು ಹೇಗೆ? Expert Dr CN Manjunath on how to fight the second COVID wave
India's COVID-19 situation remains hugely concerning, with several states continuing to see a worrying number of cases, hospitalisations and deaths, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, warning that the pandemic's second year will be "far more deadly" than the first for the world.
Is the second wave turning out to be far more disastrous in the State than the first? Doctors and experts have been observing that a lot more youngsters are showing severe Covid symptoms compared to last. The second wave has claimed the lives of 10 youngsters who had no co-morbid conditions. For instance, on April 14, a 27-year-old passed away at the RGGGH in Chennai, just three hours after being admitted. Only the next day did his test results come, showing him Covid positive.
After reporting a significant drop in the number of #Covid19 cases for months, some Indian states have seen a sharp rise in infections in February.