Why is the second wave of Covid-19 affecting young people more? ICMR Director General explains

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Published by Ananya on 12 May 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic’s ongoing second wave is affecting a significantly larger number of younger people. According to the head of the Indian Council of Medical Research, Chief Dr. Balram Bhargava, this increase in COVID-19 cases across the world is due to two factors, first is that younger people have gone out, and second there are variants prevalent around the country that could be impacting them as well.

Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), said that a comparison of data from the first and second waves of COVID-19 revealed there is not much age difference. People over the age of 40 are more susceptible to negative consequences.

India has been hit by a devastating second wave of COVID-19 infection. Even though Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Odisha, and Punjab are among the 16 states still showing regular increases in COVID-19 cases and deaths, the government said on Tuesday that there is an early trend of decline in new COVID-19 cases and deaths in the country.

According to the government, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana were among the 18 states and union territories with a continued decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases.

On the other hand Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry, said at a press conference that Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Assam, Odisha, Himachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, and Tripura were among the 16 states and union territories with a continuing increase in daily new COVID-19 cases.

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