Dr. SK Nakra said that 4 to 5 times more case load has been seen in the second wave as compared to the first wave of coronavirus and this is a major reason for the increasing cases of infection among children.
In the midst of the second wave of coronavirus, experts also issued a warning of the third wave. Experts say that the third wave of coronavirus in the country will cause more harm to young children. On the other hand, in the midst of the second wave of coronavirus in the country, thousands of cases of infection are being seen in many states even among young children. The cases of corona being seen on a large scale in children have also raised questions on whether the third wave has also started in our country? Dr. SK Nakra, Pediatrician, Rainbow Children’s Hospital and Dr. MP Jain, President, IMA Gurugram, interacted with NewsNCR on this big topic and answered many important questions.
In the second wave, more children got infected due to this
Dr. SK Nakra said that 4 to 5 times more case load has been seen in the second wave as compared to the first wave of coronavirus and this is a major reason for increasing cases of infection among children. Apart from this, the second major reason for more children being affected in the second wave is that during the first wave the children were in their respective homes due to the lockdown but during the second wave they came out of the houses and played fiercely with other children- Jumped, celebrated holidays and many even attended weddings and parties.
Children may suffer more in the third wave
We have been hearing for a long time that children have better immunity than adults, yet a large number of children are getting infected. Dr. MP Jain said that a large section of the country’s young and elderly population has been vaccinated. Therefore, Corona is now targeting children. Corona has become even more dangerous in the second wave than in the first wave. This is the reason why more children are getting affected now. However, more serious disease has not been seen in children. Dr. Jain said that if examples are taken from America and Britain, then in the coming time, there may be a possibility of increasing infection in children and becoming more ill.
Instead of creating an atmosphere of fear, it is necessary to prepare
Dr. Nakra said that there has been an atmosphere of fear in the country regarding the third wave, whereas instead of creating an atmosphere of fear, we have to make preparations. He said that it may also happen that in the third wave, the children are not affected as badly as is being projected. Dr. Nakra said that so far only mild symptoms of corona have been seen in most of the children. Apart from this, the death rate of children from corona has also been much lower than the rest of the age group.
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