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Swasthya Sammelan: Why are children becoming more infected with new COVID-19 strain?

The second wave of COVID-19 has caused havoc all over India. Indians are troubled due to the new strain which is spreading at a rapid rate. The second wave of coronavirus is spreading faster than the first wave and is attacking children as well. Know the reason behind the same from experts.  

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New Delhi Published on: April 18, 2021 14:31 IST
Swasthya Sammelan: Why are children becoming more infected with new COVID-19 strain?
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Swasthya Sammelan: Why are children becoming more infected with new COVID-19 strain?

The second wave of Corona has caused havoc all over India. Indians are troubled due to the infection in the second wave which is spreading rapidly than the first wave. Every day covid cases at a huge number are being reported. In such circumstances, India TV has organized a health conference to address the questions and doubts that arise in the minds of the people. The 'Swasthya Sammelan' is being attended by famous doctors of the country and the world.

 

The second strain of the coronavirus spreading inside the country is making children especially victims. According to a figure, more than 80 thousand children have been infected inside the country in the last 2 months. In Delhi, its inspection is visible in children between 8 months to 12 years. In Haryana, where 1% of children were infected with corona previously, it is being observed that the figure has now gone up to 8 percent. 

These data suggest that the rate of children being infected due to strain is increasing. Dr. Ravi Godse from America, in India TV's special program Health Conference said that the risk of coronavirus inside children is being seen due to the United Kingdom's mutated virus b117. Doctor Godse explains that this new strain is 60% more fatal. They believe that since the immunity of the children is better, they are not reading serially sick even after the virus attack.

Doctor believes that herd immunity is performing better than before in India. He said, "If children are recovering from this disease, then we should note that the ability of children to fight stress instead of coronavirus has been strengthened. This situation shows a better mortality rate within India. ''

 

Dr. Godse has said that the United Kingdom's mutated virus b117 chunk is spreading more rapidly in people, but compared to older strains, if it is measured on its stats, it is not as dangerous. But still, we need to protect children from this virus as a precaution. Vaccination is the only remedy.

What to do if your child has been infected with COVID-19?

  • Do not give any medicines like anti-viral drugs, steroids, antibiotics etc. without doctor's advice. Also keep away from the elderly.
  • Keep children away from anyone who is infected
  • Make children wear masks
  • Do not send them outside the house
  • Keep children away from function
  • Distance from swimming classes
  • Avoid taking them shopping malls
  • Do not take to them at crowded places.
  • Contact your doctor if you notice any symptoms of corona in your child.
  • Do not take any test, therapy, or medicine on your own without doctor's advice.
  • According to Dr. Tushar Maniyar, give vitamin D to children. Also, do not give any zinc, vitamin C or multivitamins. Like older people take many medicines like antibiotics. But these medicines should not be given to children below 15 years. This can adversely affect their health.
  • According to Dr. Jhuma Shankar, feed the food prepared at home to the children. Along with this, make the intake of fruits and vegetables more. If the child insists on eating outside, then explain to him how dangerous this food is for him at this time.
  • According to Dr. Ravi Malik, children can be given multivitamins to boost immunity. But one should avoid giving more vitamins.

 

 

 

 

 

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