Will the Third Wave of COVID-19 Prove More Dangerous for Kids?
COVID-19 or the new variants do not discriminate between age groups. It can impact anyone but has yet to be found if COVID impacts children more than adults. Even with common factors that contribute to the prevalence of COVID-19 in kids, such as high infection rates, there is no evidence proving whether this bug variant increases their risk for hospitalization.
According to doctors and medical experts alike, there’s not enough evidence to show that the coronavirus affects children any differently than adults. But children need to follow a proper diet in this monsoon season.
With the recent second wave of coronavirus, adults are not the only ones who have been impacted. Children too must deal with emotional and physical consequences from their parents’ illness. The experts say that children’s lives haven’t changed any more than other people in society, but they can sense something is wrong because we’re often less expressive about our feelings when it comes to kids.
The virus has taken an equal toll on everyone – including little ones whose lives change drastically as a result of this new epidemic sweeping across America like wildfire (pun intended). Experts reasserted what many already know: one thing you don’t do around your child if you want them to be happy or content most days becomes ill without warning either physically or mentally.
Parents in India are currently faced with a difficult decision: to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 or not. The issue is that there will be no vaccine for another few months and if the child comes into contact with someone who has contracted it, they may contract the virus as well. However, while fear of this new virus continues to grow amongst parents around India, health officials have stated that people should not worry too much about it until we know more about its potential effects on kids because right now all evidence points towards adults being infected most often during waves three and four of infection so far.
The Indian Academy of Pediatrics says that although children remain susceptible to infection, it is highly unlikely the third wave will predominantly or exclusively affect kids. Additionally, researchers haven’t found any evidence to suggest whether kids who get COVID-19 will have serious complications.
In order to avoid misinformation and unsupported claims about how this latest pandemic may impact your child’s health – here are some myths you need to be aware of:
- It’s highly improbable for a majority of all cases in this new outbreak among infants under five years old.
- No one knows what might happen if they do get infected with C0VID-19 in kids.
- The International Association for the Prevention of Infectious Diseases (IAP) has found that nearly 90% of children who have been infected with COVID so far did not experience any symptoms at all.
- In a recent advisory, IAP explained this could be because these kids’ immune systems are more robust and they lack specific receptors to which this virus binds in order to enter their host cells.
- However, there is still an extremely small percentage chance that some affected babies may develop the moderate-severe disease if we continue seeing increases in infection rates across various demographics – especially among those aged 2 or younger since it’s believed most severely afflicted cases currently manifest during adolescence.
I would again urge everyone to get vaccinated at the earliest and as advised by Government, please maintain social distancing, frequent handwashing, and wearing proper masks when out in public.