The COVID-19 pandemic has overtaken the story of healthcare and the world over the past year. In India, the number of daily COVID-19 cases has increased again after a temporary decline, indicating that India may be at risk of a second wave of infection.
New double mutant detected in India
In addition, a new double mutant of the COVID-19 virus was recently detected in India. Analysis of samples collected from Maharashtra revealed an increase in samples with the E484Q and L452R mutations.
New viral strains with the two mutations have been shown to be highly infectious and may evade immunity generated by vaccines or spontaneous infections. With the second wave of COVID-19 approaching, the development of this new double mutant has emerged as a source of serious concern.
According to experts, the new strain is efficient, but it’s not yet a superspreader, so there’s no reason to believe it’s more deadly. But we have to be prepared to stop it. The confidence gained by India’s vaccination drive to combat the pandemic so far should not cause carelessness.
If not stopped here, the conditions of national outbreaks may reappear. We all have a role to play. We need to keep wearing masks, keep physical distance and wash our hands regularly.
Don’t be careless and relax your vigilance.
Important COVID-19 information
Below are some important facts about COVID-19 in case of possible infection.
How do you know that you have a COVID-19?
- Dry throat
- Itching in the throat
- Dry cough
- Body pain
- Loss of smell and taste
- high temperature
What are the three stages of COVID-19 symptoms?
Symptoms of COVID-19 appear 3 days after infection.
Phase 1 (From 1st Third dayrd Day)
Symptoms of the first phase include:
- Body pain
- Eye pain (burning eyes)
- Runny nose or stuffy nose
- Burns while shedding urine
- Feeling hot
- sore throat
It is important to count the number of days of symptoms.
Phase 2 (From 4th 8th dayth Sun) – Inflammatory
Symptoms of the second phase include:
- Fatigue with minimal physical effort
- Loss of taste and / or smell
- Chest pain (inside the thorax)
- Chest tightening
- Back pain
|The difference of Dyspnea And Malaise: Dyspnea (Or lack of air) is when you are out of breath, just sitting without physical effort.Malaise It’s time to move around and feel tired to do simple things.|
Phase 3 (9th 14th dayth Sun) – Healing
The healing phase begins at 9 o’clockth A day that may last up to 14 daysth Day (recovery).
Don’t delay treatment, the sooner the better!
Tips to keep COVID-19 away
- Wearing a mask: Masks should be worn by everyone over the age of 2 especially in public places. Always wear a mask over your nose and mouth and secure it under your chin. If a loved one or family member becomes infected, the family member should take all necessary precautions, such as avoiding contact (if possible) and wearing a mask to prevent infection by others.
- Maintain physical distance: Keep at least 6 feet away from others, especially around people who are not living with you. Keep in mind that even people who have no symptoms of COVID-19 may be able to spread the virus. Keeping distance from others is very important for people who are at very high risk of getting sick. Also, avoid close contact with people, including sick families. If possible, try to keep 6 feet between yourself (and other household members) and the sick.
- Get vaccinated: You will need to be vaccinated each time the COVID-19 vaccine is available. A licensed COVID-19 vaccine may help protect you from COVID-19 infections. Once you have been completely vaccinated (twice), you can quit because of this pandemic. Even after vaccination, you need to wear a mask, social distance, and wash your hands.
- Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated areas: Avoid crowded areas such as bars, restaurants, fitness centers, movie theaters, etc., where the risk of COVID-19 infection may be high. Also, avoid indoor spaces where fresh air from the outside does not enter. If you are indoors, open windows and doors to let in fresh air.
- Wash your hands often: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, especially after returning from a public place, or after sneezing, coughing, or blowing your nose, for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol. Washing your hands is especially important:
- After leaving a public place
- After using the washroom
- Before preparing or eating a meal
- After handling the mask
- After changing diapers
- After taking care of a sick person
- After touching pets and animals
- Do not touch with mouth, nose, eyes or unwashed hands
- Cover sneezing and coughing: Use tissue to cover sneezing and coughing and throw used tissue into the trash. Immediately wash your hands with soap and water, and if soap and water are not available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.