ICMR Chief Dr. Bhargava: Second Wave Is Less Severe Than The First

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Indian Council Of Medical Research chief Dr. Balram Bhargava in an exclusive interview to ANI has said that younger people getting more infected in this wave is not true. Here are the main points from the exclusive interview

  1. A higher requirement of oxygen was found in the second wave. There is no difference in the percent of death between the first wave and second wave from the data we have.
  2. If you see the symptoms, the severity is very less this time. In this wave, we have witnessed more cases of breathlessness while in the last wave, symptoms like dry cough, joint pain, headaches were more

3.In both the waves, 70% of infected patients are above 40 years.

4.We have had a tremendous amount of laxity, COVID19 inappropriate behaviour and various unidentified mutation, of them some are of concern —UK, Brazilian and South African variants, which have been demonstrated to have higher transmissibility

5.We have also found a double mutant in India but the higher transmissibility of this is not established


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