Third Wave of Corona in India – Will Covid -19 Third Wave Impact Children

Calling the second wave of Corona in India devastating will be an understatement. During this wave, our country witnessed a large number of Covid cases and a sharp increase in the number of deaths. Now, many experts are predicting that the third covid – 19 wave will be even more dangerous. Many government agencies have already issued warnings that the third wave is inevitable if lockdown and other precautionary measures are not followed.

Although there have been a lot of talks about the third wave of corona there is no confirmation by authorities that it has arrived in India. So, we should not worry too much. But yes, we all need to be alert and follow the guidelines of ICMR and WHO. Go through this post to know complete information about corona third wave including its possibility and protectionary measures, etc.

What is Corona’s Third Wave?

The fact is that there is no technical definition of a Covid -19 wave. In fact, the term “Wave” is used to show the significant rise in the number of coronavirus cases and related deaths in a short period of time. If we see the trend of coronavirus infection from the last year, it is clear that the virus has affected the countries in the form of waves.

In India, there have been two different waves of corona disease that hit the country at different times. Last year, the first wave reached its peak in September and the second wave started in April and reached its peak in May. Not only in countries but the virus has also affected different states at  different times. For example – the National Capital Region (NCR) has seen four distinct mini-waves of the corona infection.

In a similar way, the third wave of Covid is also expected to arrive and have a lethal impact in India. Experts like Mr. K Vijay Raghavan (Principal Scientific Advisor) have already warned about the possible third wave of corona in the country. This is the reason why we all should protect and prepare for the pandemic.

Third Wave of Corona in Hindi

तथ्य यह है कि कोविड -19 लहर की कोई तकनीकी परिभाषा नहीं है। वास्तव में, “वेव” शब्द का प्रयोग कम समय में कोरोना वायरस के मामलों और संबंधित मौतों की संख्या में उल्लेखनीय वृद्धि को दर्शाने के लिए किया जाता है। पिछले साल से कोरोना वायरस संक्रमण के चलन को देखें तो साफ है कि इस वायरस ने लहरों के रूप में देशों को प्रभावित किया है.

भारत में कोरोना बीमारी की दो अलग-अलग लहरें आई हैं जो देश में अलग-अलग समय पर आई हैं। पिछले साल सितंबर में पहली लहर अपने चरम पर पहुंच गई थी और दूसरी लहर अप्रैल में शुरू हुई और मई में अपने चरम पर पहुंच गई। सिर्फ देशों में ही नहीं, अलग-अलग राज्यों में अलग-अलग समय पर इस वायरस ने अपना असर दिखाया है। उदाहरण के लिए- राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र (एनसीआर) में कोरोना संक्रमण की चार अलग-अलग मिनी वेव्स देखी गई हैं।

इसी तरह भारत में भी कोविड की तीसरी लहर आने और घातक प्रभाव पड़ने की आशंका है। श्री के विजय राघवन (प्रधान वैज्ञानिक सलाहकार) जैसे विशेषज्ञ पहले ही देश में कोरोना की संभावित तीसरी लहर को लेकर आगाह कर चुके हैं। यही कारण है कि हम सभी को महामारी से बचाव और तैयारी करनी चाहिए।

हालांकि कोरोना की तीसरी लहर को लेकर काफी बातें हुई हैं, लेकिन अधिकारियों की ओर से इस बात की कोई पुष्टि नहीं हुई है कि यह भारत में आ गई है। इसलिए हमें ज्यादा चिंता नहीं करनी चाहिए। लेकिन हां, हम सभी को सतर्क रहने और आईसीएमआर और डब्ल्यूएचओ के दिशा-निर्देशों का पालन करने की जरूरत है।

Will Corona Third Wave Impact Children?

This is one question that is troubling parents all over the country. Many prominent personalities including the Chief Minister of Delhi Mr. Arvind Kejriwal have said that the third wave of corona in India will impact Children. This has led to confusion and almost panic in the minds of many parents in India.

Let’s talk about the facts related to the possible impact of Coronavirus on children during the third wave. Recently, the AIIMS Director Mr. Randeep Guleria pointed out that the statement of Coronavirus third wave impacting children in the next wave is not based on fact. The Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) has also said that it is “highly unlikely that the third wave will predominantly or exclusively affect children”.

All and all, we can say that there is no scientific evidence that this virus is going to affect children. So, there is no need for unnecessary panic. At the same time, we must not forget that precaution is better than cure. So, you should ask your children to always wear a mask and wash their hands at regular intervals. You may also follow the diet suggested by the Ayush ministry for better immunity.

Will there be more deaths during Coronavirus Third Wave?

There have been unprecedented deaths in India during the second wave of Covid. We have seen almost 4500 deaths per day during the peak of the wave. It is far more than the first wave. The intensity of corona is not the only reason behind a sharp rise in the number of fatalities. In fact, many other factors contributed too. We have listed some of the major reasons as given below.

  • The double strain mutant of corona was a super spreader. In many cases, it was noticed that virus damaged up to 80% to 90% of the lungs within a few days.
  • Due to a large number of corona patients rushing to hospitals our health crumbles in many states. This results in the death of many patients because of the lack of proper healthcare.
  • We have also seen a lot of death due to the insufficiency of oxygen in many states. For example- around 8 people died in one night at Batra hospital Delhi due to an interrupted oxygen supply.

Now, it is very difficult to predict what will be the situation during the third way. On a positive note, we are seeing many states along with the central government are already taking many precautionary steps to tackle the situation. So, it is expected that the third wave will be managed in a better way and mortality will be less. Along with the precautions, vaccination drive is also in the full swing in our country. Lakhs of people are getting vaccinated every day. This will also help the government in combating the third wave more effectively.

Coronavirus Symptoms in Third Wave

Just like other viruses, Coronavirus is also changing its form gradually. Today, there are multiple Covid variants infecting people. However, you should know that all these variants are of the same family. So, their symptoms are somewhat similar. The symptoms of coronavirus as per the World Health Organisation (WHO) are as follows.

Most Common Coronavirus Symptoms

  • Fever (Mild to High)
  • Dry Cough
  • Tiredness

Less Common Symptoms

  • Sore Throat
  • Aches and Pains
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of taste and smell
  • Rashes on the skin, or discolouration of fingers or toes
  • Headache

Serious Symptoms of Coronavirus

  • loss of speech or movement
  • chest pain or pressure
  • difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

You should seek immediate medical attention if you have any serious symptoms. People with mild symptoms can manage their symptoms at home. However, they should stay in touch with doctors and follow their advice.

Best Precautions to stay safe from Coronavirus

Precaution is always better than cure. So, we request you take all the necessary precautionary measures to defeat corona and break its chain. A few of the instructions given by the government health department to prevent the third wave of corona are as follows.

  • Stay home stay home. This is the most important instruction. You should leave your house only if it is compulsory. In case there is a lockdown in your area then you must follow it.
  • Always wear a mask if going out of your house. You should always wear a mask even if you are travelling in your car.
  • Do not touch your face or mask frequently.
  • Keep washing your hand thoroughly from time to time.
  • Use a hand sanitizer
  • Always maintain a distance of 2 yards in public especially from an infected person.
  • Make sure you put a handkerchief on your mouth and nose at the time of sneezing and coughing.
  • Avoid smoking and other activities that can weaken your lungs.
  • Drink Kadha and other immunity dietary products as mentioned by the ministry of Ayush.
  • Get vaccinated as early as possible because this will make you immune from the infection.

In the end, we suggest you stay positive. There is also an increase in the number of mental health issues during this time of the pandemic. Remember, our healthcare workers and scientists are working tirelessly to defeat this virus. We all will overcome this by spreading positivity and good vibes. 

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