Covid-19 Surge: Despite the Vaccination Drive
Just as India was about to declare victory over the deadly COVID-19 disease, the virus struck back with a new strain, effectively derailing the Indian government’s ambitious vaccination drive.
The central government formed a panel to investigate and find ways to stop this wave of COVID-19, which states in its report, “The main reason behind it is super-spreader events like weddings, elections, and social gatherings, and people being unwilling to continue following the social distancing norms.”
The number of new cases reported daily has increased tremendously in Mumbai, and with monsoon approaching, we will now see a rapid increase in symptomatic cases. The increase in cases could be due to a variety of factors. Vaccination coverage has slowed and is particularly low in the under-18 and booster dose segments. Furthermore, the virus evolves through mutations to create new variants that are either more transmissible or do not fully protect against them.
The increased mobility of the general population following the relaxation or removal of Covid-19 curbs may also be contributing to the increase in cases.
Participate in social isolation
Social isolation continues to be an important strategy for limiting spread because direct personal contact seems to be the primary route of transmission. In public spaces, keep a distance of about 6 feet from other people. You can avoid coming into direct touch with respiratory droplets by keeping your distance.
Clean and sanitize your hands
Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with soap and water, especially after being in a public area or after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose. Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not easily accessible. Rub your hands together until they feel dry after applying the sanitizer to all of their surfaces.
Wearing a mask
Face masks are now necessary accessories for preventing illness in both yourself and others. COVID-19. Since studies have shown that people with the new coronavirus may be asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic, it is imperative that people cover their faces when in public.
Limit your travel
Travelling can help COVID-19 spread and put you at risk of contracting the disease. During the pandemic, avoid non-essential travel to many international destinations.
Management & Preventive Measures
Preventive measures such as maintaining a healthy diet, obtaining enough sleep, minimising alcohol and caffeine consumption, and not smoking can prove to be beneficial.
However, because the symptoms of extended COVID can fluctuate and change, individuals may require tailored rehabilitation regimens rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. These strategies may include considerable or long-term lifestyle modifications.
How can we help the government?
Any government cannot defeat the deadly virus unless the people of the country contribute to the mission. As a result, getting vaccinated on time should be our first concern, and we must adhere to social distance conventions until we are vaccinated.
People must make sure they are adhering to all the guidelines established by their local authorities in order to stop the spread of COVID-19 in India. They must also take action to get themselves inoculated. We need to put an end to the proliferation of false information and vaccine and disease misconceptions. In order to keep safe, folks should also refrain from going to social gatherings.