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Mental health of children at risk due to Covid-19 lockdown

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Mental health of children at risk due to Covid-19 lockdown

The UNICEF warned that at least 332 million children (one in seven) are at risk with their mental health and well being because of the lockdown related to Covid-19 pandemic.

It is already a known fact that India had one of the strictest lockdowns in the world and the pandemic has entered its second year. This has taken a huge toll on the psychological and mental health of Children and young people.

Especially for children because of the violence, abuse or neglect at home. Because the lockdown has left many stranded without the support of teachers, communities, closed ones etc.

Also, many rely on their schools for the support and to interact with other children, access nutritious meals and health services. So, when the schools are shut for longer duration, their situation and childhood becomes more unbearable, impacting their mental health.

The experts of Public Health said that mental health is an important issue and needs urgent attention.

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Study: 4th Covid vaccine dose effective in protecting people over 60

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Study: 4th Covid vaccine dose effective in protecting people over 60

As per the new Israeli-led study, the largest healthcare organisation Clalit said fourth dose of Covid vaccine is effective for protecting people aged 60 and above.

The study found that a fourth dose can reduce the possibilities of symptomatic infection, hospitalisation, serious illness and mortality among the elders, Clalit said, Xinhua news agency reported.

In the study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Clalit researchers and their colleagues from Harvard University in Boston analysed data from 182,122 Clalit members, all aged 60 and above, who received Pfizer’s fourth dose.

“The study unequivocally demonstrates that the fourth dose provides effective protection in preventing morbidity,” said Ran Balicer, Director of the Clalit Research Institute.

“It will help every person to make a decision on the fourth vaccine based on their level of personal risk,” he added.

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Covid-19: Here are the symptoms of fourth wave

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Covid-19: Here are the symptoms of fourth wave

covid-19 pandemic. BA.2 has two characteristics Рthey are dizziness and extreme tiredness. BA.2 sub-variant or stealth omicron affects more on the stomach and intestines of the people, which leads to digestive problems. there is currently no evidence that people can catch covid-19 from food. the virus that causes covid-19 can be killed at temperatures  similar to that of other known viruses and bacteria found in food.

Symptoms of Omicron:

  1. Fever
  2. Continuous Cough
  3. Fatigue
  4. Muscle and body health
  5. Shortness of breath
  6. Difficulty in breathing
  7. Skin rash
  8. Sleeping paralysis
  9. Heartburn
  10. Bloating
  11. Back pain
  12. Delirium
  13. A loss of appetite
  14. High temperature
  15. Sore throat
  16. Chest pain
  17. Abdominal pain
  18. Covid toes or figures
  19. Covid tongue
  20. Night sweats
  21. Diarrhoea
  22. Hoarse voice
  23. New loss of taste and smell
  24. Congestion or running nose
  25. Nausea or vomiting
  26. Headache
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Covid-19: WHO shares post COVID symptoms

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Covid-19: WHO shares post COVID symptoms

In the third year of pandemic, it is not just a fight against COVID, we have another challenge ahead of us i.e. dealing with post-COVID conditions. They are also known as long COVID conditions. With the growing number of cases of long COVID it is confirmed that COVID does not spare any body organ and it affects the biological ecosystem. Fatigue, trouble in breathing and cognitive dysfunction is the most common symptoms.

Fatigue: It is very common response from the body when fighting against any viral infection. It may last for weeks and it is very common symptom seen in all the patients who recovered from COVID.

Trouble in breathing: Even with the minimal physical activity person may have trouble in breathing. It is very common occurrence in the people who have been infected with COVID.

Cognitive dysfunction: It is commonly referred as brain fog. It actually means people having trouble with their attention, trouble in concentrating, trouble in recall or memory, trouble in sleeping.

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