Corona wreaking havoc on children in Indonesia, concern increased for third wave in India too, Hundreds of children died from coronavirus in Indonesia, concern increased for third in India also
Corona wreaking havoc on children in Indonesia, increased concern about the third wave in India (Credits: iStock)  |  Photo Credits: Representative Image
- More than 100 children have died of Kovid-19 in Indonesia in recent weeks
- In view of this, concern has also increased in India, although experts have dismissed such fear.
- Citing the recent sero survey, he has described the immunity of children in India as better
Jakarta/New Delhi : In Indonesia, COVID-19 has killed more than 100 children in recent weeks, most under the age of five. These figures from Indonesia have also raised concerns in India, where experts are constantly warning about the possibility of a third wave of Kovid-19. In many reports, claims have been made that the effect of the third wave of corona can be the most on children. However, experts say that they do not have any data on the basis of which they can say that children will be affected the most in the third wave of Kovid-19.
Talking about Indonesia, the ‘Delta’ variant of the corona virus is being held responsible for the havoc of Kovid here recently. In the last few years, the death rate of children from Kovid-19 is much higher than in the rest of the world, which is also increasing concern in India. Of the cases of corona virus infection in Indonesia, 12.5 percent of the infection is in children. So far more than 30 lakh cases of Kovid-19 have been reported here, in which 83,000 people have lost their lives. Among those who died, 800 are people who are below 18 years of age. Most of these deaths have also occurred in recent times, due to which the fear and concern of children being affected more in the third wave of Kovid-19 is increasing.
What do experts say?
The figures from Indonesia are causing concern in India as well. However, experts say that so far there is no such evidence in front of them, which shows that children will be most affected in the third wave of Kovid-19. Recently, the central government has also released the data of the fourth sero survey, according to which antibodies have been found in 67.6 percent of the country’s population, but 400 million people are still vulnerable to infection. The survey was conducted in June-July in 70 districts of the country, in which children of 6-17 years were also included.
Dr. Randeep Guleria, Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi also cited the sero survey and said that the immunity of children in the country is better and schools can be opened in a phased manner. He also said that during the first and second wave of Kovid-19, it has been observed that the recovery rate of children after getting infected with the virus was much better.
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