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Having health cover is one of the biggest lessons of Covid-19

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Having health cover is one of the biggest lessons of Covid-19

The pandemic has been an eye-opener for thousands of citizen who had never bought any health insurance cover.

Due to Covid-19 treatment expenses which ran into lakhs, many had to lose their bank balance, savings, gold ornaments and property.

After the second wave, the surge in enquiry for medical insurance is visible and many young professionals are going for comprehensive health policies.

Increase of at least 30% about inquiries for health insurance. “Earlier, people used to ask for investment options. Now, their first point of enquiry is health insurance. Many young professionals are buying cover from Rs5 lakh to Rs10 lakh,” he said.

Doctors have also welcomed this change. “It’s like blessing in disguise. People have realized the importance of health insurance like never-before,” said cardiologist Dr Amar Amale.

Mental peace, said Dr Amale, is the best offering of a health insurance policy. “In covid times, reimbursement under insurance put back some money into the pockets of distressed people. Even hospitals are at peace when patient is covered under insurance because the already stressed family is not needed to be asked daily for money,” he said.

Insurance adviser Rakshit Patel explains a simple formula which underlines how life insurance is profitable. “It’s like paying Rs10,000 annually, which means Rs1 lakh in 10 years, for insuring a whole family for Rs5 lakh per year. If anyone from the family needs admission due to Covid, dengue or any accident, your yearly investment will cover the bill amount,” he said.

“Health insurance also leaves people assured that they have Rs5 lakh cover in hand. So it’s a win-win situation,” he said adding that even unavoidable diseases like cataract, knee or hip replacement etc are covered under insurance these days.

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Airborne transmission of Covid-19 random, social distancing alone not enough to control spread: Study

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A new study new study has shown that the airborne transmission of Covid-19 is highly random and suggests that social distancing alone is not effective in controlling its spread, reiterating the importance of vaccination and face masks.

“One part of the way that this disease spreads is virology: how much virus you have in your body, how many viral particles you expel when you speak or cough,” said Dr Shrey Trivedi, the Indian-origin first author of the study published in the journal ‘Physics of Fluids’ this week.

“But another part of it is fluid mechanics: what happens to the droplets once they’re expelled, which is where we come in. As fluid mechanics specialists, we like the bridge from virology of the emitter to the virology of the receiver and we can help with risk assessment,” explained Trivedi from the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

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France likely to announce Covid-19 booster shots for all adults: Report

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As per reports, France is expected to announce that Covid-19 booster shots will be made available to all adults, as well as stricter rules on wearing face masks and more stringent health pass checks to curb a new wave of infections.

President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday said it would focus on tougher social distancing rules and a faster booster shot programme and that it wanted to avoid the lockdowns being imposed once more by some other European countries.

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Air pollution linked to increased risk of getting sick from Covid-19: Study

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According to a study conducted in Spain, long-term exposure to air pollution is associated with an increased risk of developing Covid-19 among people who get infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

The research, published in the journal Environment Health Perspectives on Wednesday, provides further evidence on the health benefits of reducing air pollution, and highlights the influence of environmental factors on infectious diseases.

“The problem is that previous studies were based on reported cases, which had been diagnosed, but missed all the asymptomatic or undiagnosed cases,” said study first-author Manolis Kogevinas from Barcelona Institute of Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain.

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