Covid wave 3 likely this month, may be at peak in October? Could have more impact on kids

The third wave of Covid-19 is unlikely to be as brutal because the second wave when India reported 400,000-plus daily cases and decreased then , consistent with researchers.

Having did not adequately steel oneself against the second wave of coronavirus infections, officials and health authorities are now routinely warning people of the likelihood of a 3rd wave. It started earlier this month with the Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan calling the third wave “inevitable” albeit its timing couldn’t be predicted. Vijay Raghavan added a caveat two days later, saying a 3rd wave might be avoided through “strong measures”, but several others have issued similar warnings within the last few weeks. Local administrations a couple of “> and a few hospitals have already begun ramping up their infrastructure in anticipation of a fresh surge in cases after a few months.

In a breather for people across the country, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) director Randeep Guleria asserted that India won’t see the third wave of coronavirus but it largely depends on people following Covid norms. “I don’t think that we’ll see a 3rd wave which can be as bad because the second wave”, Guleria, a renowned pulmonologist said.

Meanwhile, when asked about the apprehensions that the possible third wave could infect children more, the AIIMS chief said that children would be ‘more susceptible’ because they weren’t being vaccinated. “The general feeling is that adults are becoming vaccinated, children aren’t being vaccinated and thus if there’s a replacement wave it’ll affect those that are more susceptible. Children are going to be more susceptible,” he mentioned.

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