Bengaluru: Study finds Covid infection in third wave low among children  

Daijiworld Media Network - Bengaluru (SP)

Bengaluru, Jan 15: Most of the adults have been vaccinated against Covid and children below 15 years are not eligible to get vaccinated. Still, a study has found, that in the third wave, when compared to adults, there has not been any appreciable hike in Covid infection among the children. This analysis was revealed by state Covid war room head, Mounish Mudgil.

To put it the other way, the third wave is affecting elders more than the children. Compared to the second wave, the third wave does not seem to have infected the children more. Infection among the children has in fact come down, Mudgil stated.

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When positivity rates of different months are compared with the recent ones among the children aged less than 18 and the adults, the positivity rate was found to have come down in the children while among the elders, this rate is quite high. As per the Covid war room report, 97,490 children aged 0 to 9 tested Covid positive. At the same time, Covid infection was found among 2,49,661 patients in the age group of 10 to 19 years. Compared to other age groups, the death rate in these two age groups is less. As many as 67 deaths occurred in the 0 to 9 category while 94 in the age group of 10 to 19 lost their lives.

The study also noticed that the number of patients needing hospitalization came down drastically by five times as compared to the second wave. At the same time, the doubling rate of cases is three times higher than the second wave. It indicates that the transmission is faster but its intensity is less when compared to two earlier waves.






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  • Angelina, Bangalore

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    Such bogus report we need a concrete evidence through science not from statics it might change by time children can get more infections in future who know as pandemic is still not over so don't spread any conclusive report now without concrete scientific evidence.

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  • Stan, Mangalore

    Sun, Jan 16 2022

    This Amply justifies the saying - Children are pure and God like...exposure to real life for most human beings happens only after the age of 15...

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  • Concerned, Mangalore

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    Children's vaccination, In India, Do we have following report or vaccine adverse reaction database ?? Vaccination for children started first in US. Their adverse event report analysis by Megan Redshaw on online childrens health defense site as follows... "U.S. VAERS data from Dec. 14, 2020, to Jan. 7, 2022, for 12- to 17-year-olds show: 26,631 adverse events, including 1,530 rated as serious and 35 reported deaths. The most recent death involves a 15-year-old girl from Minnesota (VAERS I.D. 1974744), who died 177 days after receiving her second dose of Pfizer from a pulmonary embolus. An autopsy is pending. ..... 62 reports of anaphylaxis among 12- to 17-year-olds where the reaction was life-threatening, required treatment or resulted in death — with 96% of cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine. 589 reports of myocarditis and pericarditis with 578 cases attributed to Pfizer’s vaccine. 149 reports of blood clotting disorders, with all cases attributed to Pfizer."... Ref:

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    Again India's old friend from time to time WHO, has warned not to consider omicron as mild, besides it's to early to do studies.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Raheja Waterfront

    Sat, Jan 15 2022

    Children have better Immunity ...

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