Children at big risk during third wave of COVID-19 in India

Published: May 7, 2021 06:29 PM2021-05-07T18:29:05+5:302021-05-07T18:29:05+5:30

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कोरोनाच्या दुसऱ्या लाटेचा जबरदस्त तडाखा सध्या देशाला बसला आहे. मात्र ही लाट ओसरण्यापूर्वीच कोरोनाच्या तिसऱ्या लाटेबाबतची भीती व्यक्त करण्यात येऊ लागली आहे. या लाटेमध्ये मुलांना कोरोनाचा धोका वाढणार असल्याचे सांगण्यात येत आहे. त्यामुळे अनेक राज्यांनी आतापा

Experts are of the opinion that the third wave of the COVID-19 virus in India can affect children adversely.

According to experts, the first wave of the virus attacked the elderly, in the second wave more youth are affected and the third wave can be dangerous for children.

This age group is also more exposed to the virus as we do not have an approved vaccine to administer them yet in India.

Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has been approved to be given to kids between 12 to 15 years of age in Canada and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in USA is going to approve the vaccine for kids above 12 years by next week.

In India, there is already an acute shortage of the vaccine with only around 3 crore who have till now been administered both the doses of the vaccine, that is around 2 percent of the total population of India.

The third wave is also expected to be more lethal. “The thing to understand here is that when the first wave of COVID came, the virus would kill the lungs in 10 days. In the second wave, this time period reduced from 5 to 7 days. And it is being said that in the third wave, it can be even 2 to 3 days,” reports DNA.