Why is Covid taking more lives this year?

Last year Covid did not cause much danger. But it is the 2nd wave that is being termed "deadly". This feature article will tell you what made the Covid deadly this year.

India has been struggling with the deadly Corona Virus since last March. A total of 40,421 cases has been registered in the past 24 hours. With the decrease in the number of cases, several states are ready to get relaxation and go through unlock.

While India has started manufacturing vaccines, China is also conducting trials on a nasal vaccine to fight against the virus. This nasal vaccine will be a modified version of the injectable adenovirus vector Covid-19 jab. This vaccine is being developed by the Academy of Military Sciences and Casino Biologics.

Dr Rakesh Mishra, since the starting of the 2nd wave in India, it is the delta mutant that has claimed so many lives. The reason behind this is that this variant spreads 64% more quickly than the alpha mutant.

A recent study in the Public Health of England has shown that is the delta variant of the virus resulted in severity of situations this year. This variant first arrived in India in October 2020.

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Dr Rakesh Mishra, since the starting of the 2nd wave in India, it is the delta mutant that has claimed so many lives. The reason behind this is that this variant spreads 64% more quickly than the alpha mutant. If one person in the home and is unaware of it, then there is an absolute possibility of the others in the house getting infected. The transmission ability is 40% more in this variant.

Dr Mishra advises, in cases where when a single person from a family is detected positive, the others in the family should follow suit and must immediately get themselves tested. Following this, without wasting any time, should put the patient into isolation. He added that vaccines are being manufactured, and these vaccines will unquestionably save lives. But it is always necessary to wear a mask, use a sanitiser and take all the precautions always.




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