Deaths in China and New COVID cases in India: Are we ready for another lockdown?

Dr. Arunesh Kumar, HOD and Senior Consultant, Pulmonology, Paras Hospitals, Gurugram says, “We are not expecting a new wave, but we are expecting new patients with new respiratory symptoms that will cause new variations. I think we are better. This time it is prepared and this time there is no chance or very little chance of a new wave or lockdown measures.”

“Above all, do not spread fear or rumours; they will do more harm than good. If your child or someone in the family is sick, go to the doctor immediately. Do not self-medicate or use medicines you do not need. . In most cases, the current strains of COVID It causes only minimal symptoms that can be treated with paracetamol. Following the COVID regimen, a balanced diet, adequate sleep and regular exercise are beneficial to your overall health and well-being,” added Dr. Kumar.

Many patients infected with COVID-19 are unaware of their infection. About 40% of people infected with COVID-19 are asymptomatic, although the virus can still be transferred to others. Universal mask use significantly reduces virus transmission in society by significantly reducing transmission of the virus to others, including unwitting wearers. The COVID-19 vaccine, as well as masking, physical distancing, hand washing, and staying home when unwell, go a long way in reducing new infections. When these efforts are combined with ventilation, testing/screening, and contact tracing in the school community, the results are much better.

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