Coronavirus India / No substantial evidence of children being seriously affected in a possible third wave of Covid-19

Zoom News : Jun 12, 2021, 09:03 PM
Coronavirus India | The situation is not completely clear yet whether the third wave of corona virus will prove to be dangerous for children or not. Now a report of Lancet, a reputed journal of medical science has come out in this regard. The report said that there is no concrete evidence so far, on the basis of which it can be said that children are likely to be seriously infected in the third possible wave of the Covid-19 epidemic.

The Lancet COVID-19 Commission India Task Force has prepared this report after discussions with an expert group of leading pediatricians of the country to study the topic 'Pediatrics COVID-19' in India. The report said that similar symptoms have been found in children infected with the corona virus in India, as seen in other countries of the world.

Mortality rate 2.4 percent

According to the data, the mortality rate due to Kovid-19 in children below 10 years was recorded at 2.4 percent. About 40 percent of the children who lost their lives due to the infection were also suffering from some serious disease. According to the Lancet report, nine percent of children under the age of 10 who were admitted to the hospital after being infected with the corona virus showed severe symptoms of the disease.

This percentage of children may need to be admitted

This was seen during both waves of the pandemic. Physicians such as Pediatricians Shefali Gulati, Sushil K Kabra and Rakesh Lodha at the country's top hospital All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) participated in this study conducted by Lancet. Regarding a possible third wave of the epidemic, Kabra said that less than five percent of children infected with the corona virus will need hospitalization, with a death rate of up to two percent.

2 percent of children out of 500 die

Kabra told PTI-language, we can say that out of one lakh infected children, only 500 children needed hospitalization and out of that two percent children died. The likelihood of severe symptoms of the disease in children is extremely low. Only some children who become infected require hospitalization.

those who fear serious illness

Only those children who were infected died who were already suffering from other serious diseases like diabetes, cancer and malnutrition. The risk of death due to this in normal children is very less. This Lancet report has been prepared on the basis of data of both the waves between March 2020 and December 2020 and between January 2021 and April 2021.