Coronaviruses are a type of virus. There are different types of viruses, and few of them cause disease. A coronavirus firstly identified in 2019, SARS-CoV-2, has caused a pandemic of respiratory illness, called COVID-19. COVID-19 affects various people in different ways. The first case of COVID-19 was found on Dec. 1, 2019. Research is in progress, and more studies will reveal the secret in the future, why, when, and how the coronavirus evolved to cause pandemic disease. The virus originated from animals and after that spread to a human beings. Symptoms reveal in people within 2 to 14 days of exposure to the virus. It is a variant identified for the first time in April of this year in India, which has set off alarms among health control agencies in the world, due to its greater transmissibility and its ability to become the dominant strain in several of the countries where it is already present. The World Health Organization (WHO), the international body in charge of managing prevention, promotion, and health intervention policies worldwide, has identified the presence of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in more than 44 countries on all continents, except in Antarctica.
The new variant of coronavirus (B.1.617.2) which also known as delta plus across the nation. It has been first seen in India and the delta variant is slowly found in other countries as well. Everyone is in a panic situation because of the Delta variant, because many people have lost their lives. To avoid this, the government is putting their maximum efforts and vaccination has also been made free, so that everyone can get a vaccination. Government taking it as a challenge and trying to vaccinate every individual across the nation. For, that lots of vaccination camps are organized by the government, covering the urban and rural areas with the help of PHC’s and panchayat level.
However, experts also recommend taking the necessary precautions to protect the population segment of children who have not been vaccinated. “Because the delta variant is highly contagious, there is no margin for error. If you see someone infected who is not vaccinated and there are other unvaccinated people around, there is a greater probability that those unvaccinated people will contract COVID-19, and that includes children. COVID-19’s delta plus version can be severe and has caused millions of death around the world, few survived due to their strong immunity after suffering from it.
Coronavirus can be spread from person to person rapidly and it’s diagnosed with a laboratory test. Prevention demands physical distancing, mask-wearing, hand hygiene, and staying away from others if you feel sick. Usually, coronavirus is spread through virus particles and droplets, released into the air when an infected person breathes, talks, laughs, coughs, or sneezes. When someone sneezes and coughs, larger droplets may fall to the ground but few stay in the air and that is the main cause of spreading in masses. If you observe any symptoms of this, do not ignore and consult immediately with your family doctors, in India many vaccines available for this like- Pfizer, Covishield, Covaxin, Sputnik, etc.
Symptoms of Delta Plus Variant
• Skin rash.
• Discolouration of fingers and toes.
• Chest pain.
• Shortness of breath.
• Muscle or body aches
• Sore throat
• New loss of taste or smell
• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Elders and parents can play a major role to keep kids safe from this contagious virus. Educate kids in surrounding so that they can follow instructions accordingly. Let them know to avoid hugs and cuddles in school as well as at home while meeting with friends. Talk to children and motivate them to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Kids under 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination, which demands extra attention from parents and their elders. If kids are below 12, your pediatricians can help you a lot in the situation of illness and mild symptoms. Keep in regular touch with your pediatricians, properly set a hygienic atmosphere around. Educate kids to wear a proper mask while going outside the home, physical distancing is very important. Teach them how to wear a mask properly and cover your face while out of home, avoid eating outside and take proper 12 our sleep properly. Regular body exercising and a healthy diet can boost up our immunity. If your kids are going to school, make sure school staff following the COVID-related policy strictly. As the Delta variant is so infectious, everyone in school should wear a mask properly. This also includes teachers & staff members, vaccinated or not. Proper ventilation in classrooms and at home is also very important to keep in mind. A few people infected with the coronavirus have mild COVID-19 illness, and others have no symptoms at all. In few cases, COVID-19 can bring out respiratory failure, infected lung, and heart muscle damage, nervous system improper working, kidney failure, or death.
Delta Plus Variant Precautions
1. Avoid going outside without essential work.
2. At least 6 feet distance maintain while meeting with people.
3. Use a sanitizer when meeting someone.
4. Sanitize or disinfect things that you brought from the market.
5. Keep sanitizing home and other stuff on regular basis.
6. Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds several times a day.
7. Always wear a double mask or recommended by health experts while going for important tasks out of the home.
8. Do regular stuff like yoga, exercises, brisk walk that will help to improve your immunity.
9. Most important thing is to get your vaccination done as soon as possible.