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COVID-19 second wave affecting younger population more

This surprising trend has necessitated the vaccination of the younger generation along with elders to combat the pandemic.

COVID-19 second wave affecting younger population more
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According to sources, amidst the second wave of the coronavirus, the prevalence of COVID-19 infection is 21.53 per cent between the ages of 31 to 40 followed by 18.10 per cent in the age group of 41 to 50 years.

When the pandemic hit last year in the month of March, people between the ages of 50 to 60 were the ones who were reportedly the most affected. However, post the relaxations in restrictions, young people, who usually venture out every day for work have tested positive more often for COVID-19.

This surprising trend has necessitated the vaccination of the younger generation along with elders to combat the pandemic. Meanwhile, sufficient availability of vaccine must be ensured for administering the second dose to beneficiaries who have been jabbed once. Expert advice to finalise the minimum age of the person can also be sought.

However, the second wave of the coronavirus has caused more trouble as people have become lackadaisical about basic precautions like keeping social distance, wearing a mask and sanitising hands regularly. Therefore, it is high time that the vaccine is available for all age groups on the doorstep and that too on a war footing.

On other hand, on April 12, the halted vaccination drive due to the shortage of vaccine resumed at 62 of the 71 designated private hospitals in the megapolis. The vaccination centres in the 71 private hospitals stopped functioning on April 10 and April 11 due to the shortage of vaccines. The inoculation drive, however, continued in civic and government hospitals.

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