*Ministry of Health and Family Welfare press release giving latest Covid inputs*
The fears expressed earlier regarding the spread of Covid19 in India for the last 3-4 weeks were finally confirmed today in the press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).Some of the salient points mentioned in the press release today:.1. INSACOG has detected 771 variants of concerns (VOCs) in a total of 10787 positive samples sequenced. The distributions are as follows :UK (B.1.1.7) variant – 736. South African (B.1.351) variant – 34Brazilian (P.1) variant – 1.2. These variants of concerns, which are much more infectious (2-6 times than the original Wuhan strain) are now circulating in 18 states of India..3. Additionally, new local variants of concerns specific to India have been detected. Sequencing has found that the fraction of samples with the E484Q and L452R mutations are much higher now. .4. The N440K variant that is associated with immune escape has been found in 6% samples from Kerala, 33% of samples from Andhra Pradesh and in 51% samples from Telangana. .5. All the above mutated strains circulating in India now make the virus much more dangerous. The mutations, in addition to significantly increased transmissibility, help the virus escape our immune system, meaning that many who have been previously infected or vaccinated “might” get re-infected. .6. Given that these dangerous strains are now already circulating in 18 states, it is just a matter of time before the Covid19 cases might start to increase in all states of India. Brazil has borne the brunt of the P1 strain where almost all its hospitals and health system have now collapsed, with more than 3,200 deaths every single day. .Given that 7% of the strains circulating in the country are variants of concern (771 out of 10,787), it should wake us up. The UK variant and other VOCs ripped apart countries after countries, pushing them into larger and dangerous consecutive waves of infections and deaths. While we may again see lesser deaths due to our demographics, increased cases of Covid19 will make things worse. .We are already close to 50,000 new cases each day.
Do not let your guard down.Avoid crowded places.Avoid unnecessary travel.Keep wearing your mask in public places.Take necessary precautions.
Yes, caution & due precautions are inescapable facts that we all have to follow in the coming months🏼
The virus is back, this time with more energy, tactics and camouflage.We don’t coughNo fever, it’s joint pain, weakness,Loss of appetite and Covid pneumonia!Of course, the death rate is higher, it takes less time to get to the extreme. Sometimes no symptoms … let’s be careful … The strain is not domiciled in our nasopharyngeal region! It directly affects the lungs, which means window periods are shortened.I have seen a number of patients without fever, but an x-ray report shows moderate chest pneumonia!The nasal swab is often negative for COVID19!
There are more and more false pharyngeal nasal tests COVID19) … which means that the virus spreads directly to the lungs causing acute respiratory distress due to viral pneumonia! This explains why it has become acute and more fatal !!!
Be careful, avoid crowded places, wear a face mask, wash our hands often.
*WAVE* more deadly than the first. So we have to be very careful and *take every precaution.* Please become an alert communicator among friends and family …
______ DO NOT keep this information to yourself, share it with your family and friends.Please take care and stay safe !