How will 3rd Covid-19 wave affect children? WHO, AIIMS joint survey reveals startling details

New Delhi: Studies are going on about the impact of the third possible wave of the coronavirus pandemic on children. Different claims of experts and scientists are also coming out. 

A survey of World Health Organization (WHO) and AIIMS has come out. According to this survey, a possible third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is not likely to have much effect on children.

According to the survey conducted by WHO and AIIMS, children are less likely to be affected during the third wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The sero-positivity rate of SARS-CoV-2 was higher in children than in adults in the survey. The survey was conducted in five states of the country. In this survey 10 thousand samples were taken.

Nevertheless, the government has become cautious about the third wave. The government has said in its guidelines that drugs like ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine and favipiravir used in the treatment of adult patients of coronavirus and antibiotics like doxycycline and azithromycin are not suitable for the treatment of children. The government has also recommended a national registration for collecting data on infection among children.

The government says that the health authorities should be started to increase the capacity for proper care of children. Separate beds should be arranged for corona infected children in children’s hospitals. 

In the guide line issued by the government, it has also been said that a separate area should be created for the care of children in Covid-19 hospitals where their parents are allowed to accompany their children.

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