Covid third wave looms, may peak in October, hit kids: MHA panel to PMO
NEW DELHI: A committee of experts constituted under the National Institute of Disaster Management (NIDM) has warned of an imminent third wave of Covid that could peak around October and sought better medical preparedness for children who might be at similar risk as adults.
The report of the committee, set up on the directions of the home ministry, has ned that “paediatric facilities — doctors, staff, equipment like ventilators, ambulances, etc. are nowhere close to what may be required in case a large number of children become infected”. The report has been submitted to the PMO.
The report has called for prioritising vaccination among children with co-morbidities and a special focus on those with disability. Even with “strict interventions”, the peak of the third wave is expected to arrive by late October, the experts have concurred with earlier assessments of different institutions. Several studies have spoken of the likelihood of a third wave but these are estimates.
The vulnerability of kids as they haven’t been vaccinated has been discussed, with most experts of the view they are not prone to severe infections though it can pass the vir s to others. Other estimates have said the third wave, seen to be the result of renewed mobility, may prove to be less severe than the second.
The study: “Third Wave Preparedness: Children Vulnerability and Recovery,” has looked into the possibility of Covid-affecting children and the required strategies to deal with the pandemic.
The recommendations made by the committee has suggested “a holistic home care model, immediate increase in paediatric medical capacities and prioritising mental health issues among children”. It has moed structuring of Covid wards in a way that allows children’s attendants or parents to safely stay with them through their recovery.
Vow... Corona vir ses keep informing about their arrival in advance and also about their s targets.
Amitabh Singh Raikwar
ive repeatedly been saying. there wont be any 3rd wave but only ripples. already over 44 lakh people have died due to Wuhan vir s.
Covid 3rd wave getting postponed due to Afghan crisis... all media houses are focusing on Afghan and have forgotten covid third wave. Covid19 variants are very angry now, as their launch dates have been postponed.
THIS MAY BE PANNEL MEMBERS, FEW TOP DOCTORS AND SO CALLED EXPERTS ARE GENEROUSLY BRIBED BY PHARMA LOBBY.. TO CREATE PANIC... FOR HUGE GAINS TO PHARMA AND RELATED COMPANIES
All said and done, the vaccination process should be continued to stepped up.
Rahul K Barnwal
Not acceptable. Pls con trate on Afghanistan news bombardment
Crying Wolf. The different committees and experts are giving different dates for onset of third wave. It seems they are set to keep general public on tenterhooks and forget about other burning issues.
kids are safe now in our country. dont be panic.its a normal viral fewer. if you infected take paracetamol and drink hot water. please avoid news channels.
WoW....so pharmacy co. and scientist have become astrologers....what percentage of profit will be distributed to go nment...govt. prediction that kids will be the target for third wave....such a shameless way of co ption....
govt should provide free treatment for kids below 18.
Reporting on Afghanistan is over now back to business of corona , and corona giving press conference about the arrival in October to meets children
these so called high level committee's are staffed by people hand picked by modi. these are parrots who will speak what ever the master feku says to speak.
This chain illiterate Govt has done no preparation from 1st wave to 2nd and will further not do anything from 2nd to 3rd wave.
Well, it is clearly understood that the vested interests are planning for another wave with their target of people and & area. Otherwise, corona vir s is a non estent one for us !
The way everything is open , people crowding public places and markets, no social distancing and masking….. new wave of Coronavir s will hit in September itself…….
The govt has not revealed kids' figures - kids infected, recovered, died. The govt is hiding something from the public.
pharma consult group
Can anybody tell which country has developed and approved vaccines for children.
I am prepared to pay even q lakh for that vaccine.
No covid during ion
in Oct they will say peak will be in dec.
Looking at international data, 3rd wave will strike when people decide to drop guard. It could be September, October or may be even February. The situation US was in November second week is now repeating now.
3rd world country with absolute morons as our po iticians....3rd class facilities, 3rd class go nment.