Though the second wave of coronavirus has shaken the country and led it toward the healthcare crisis, the government has opened the vaccination process for everyone above the age of 18 years to prevent critical circumstances. K Vijay Raghavan, the government principal scientific advisor affirmed their comment earlier that the third wave of the novel coronavirus is inevitable due to new cases of multiple coronavirus variants in India. However, with adequate precautions, it may not take place everywhere in the country.
Cause of Second Wave of COVID-19
According to the experts of India, most of the infected population are asymptomatic, who was the largest carrier of the virus. Below are mentioned the reasons that caused the second wave of coronavirus:
- Several mutations of coronavirus such as N440K, double-mutant, black fungus etc.
- An asymptomatic person has intentionally or unintentionally transmitted the virus.
- Lack of strictness in the marked containment zones.
- The violation of isolation guidelines.
- Irresponsible behavior against precautionary guidelines.
These are major causes of the sudden surge in the newly infected cases in India. The country is currently facing millions of infected cases causing a lack of hospital beds, ventilators, oxygen cylinders, and an increased number of deaths. However, the world is sending its support and assistance to the country to revive the collapsed healthcare system.
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Aggressive Vaccination Can Help
Dr. Babu suggested the government need to finalize an appropriate plan for maintaining several waves of COVID-19. "Even in places where professional scientists suggested an expected second wave, there are no changes observed due to other competing preferences."
India has opened the slots of vaccination for everyone above 18 years of age to boost the vaccination process and to avoid the third wave of coronavirus. Since different variants of SARS-CoV-2 are affecting the southern states of India, the government is aggressively working on the vaccination procedure to prevent the third wave of COVID-19.
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As the government is aggressively taking the strict lockdown and curfew decision to prevent the outbreak, it is predicted that the number of cases will decrease within a period of time.
Which Age Group Can Be At Stake
As the first wave of COVID-19 affected the eldery the most and second of COVID-19 is negatively impacting the adults, it is predicted that children can be on the mark in the third wave of COVID-19. It is believable, as most adults will have gotten at least one vaccine jab before the third wave hit. As SARS-CoV-2 directly attacks on the nucleocapsid protein which causes the widespread of virus in your body, children lack nucleocapsid-specific antibodies which help them eliminate the virus in early stages. You can consult from a network of therapists on The Wellness Corner who can help you with the same.
The governments of different states are announcing lockdowns to limit the risk of the third wave of COVID-19, and encouraging its citizens to get vaccinated actively. As a result, the number of newly reported cases is decreasing. However, as we know, this is not enough to stop the spread, so stay home and get vaccinated. Find the vaccine center and get notified about the available vaccine slot with The Wellness Corner (TWC) app to keep your family sound during this pandemic. If you're feeling feverish, book an RT-PCR test @ home and consult with the doctor virtually (chat, audio, or video discussion).