The second wave of the corona virus has devastated us, claimed many lives and posed an unprecedented challenge to our health system. Many of the survivors are still struggling to make ends meet and many are still battling the long-term effects of the virus.
Now with the spread of Omicron, possible third wave fears have raised warnings across the country. At such times, it would be very wrong to dismiss the new variant as a very dangerous epidemic and dismiss it as mild and indifferent, despite the high prevalence rate. In this post you will see some myths that should be avoided and mistakes that should not be made if you want to be safe.
Do not be careless if you are already suffering with corona
A person who has previously been infected with the SARs-COV-2 virus can be considered to have developed a certain level of immunity. However, does it give you immunity to stay invincible and protect against re-infection? Of course this cannot be said for sure. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) there is a risk of re-infection with Omicron. This means that people who have been infected with COVID-19 in the past can easily re-infect themselves with Omicron. Although past scientific evidence suggests that natural immunity lasts from 6 months to a year, it peaks 90 days after infection and begins to decline. If so, ignoring Covid-appropriate behavior can cause more harm than you might expect, as the chances of re-infection are low.
Just because you are vaccinated does not mean you can be safe
In an environment where Covid-19 cases are on the rise again, it is important to be vigilant and take all necessary action. However, if you have already been vaccinated and you think you have immunity to infections or develop only mild symptoms, you may be mistaken. Although the COVID-19 vaccine has proven to be very effective and clinical trials have supported these claims, there have been progressive infections in the past. This means that those who are fully vaccinated can still become infected, develop symptoms, and become infected with the virus.
Currently Omicron is intoxicated with security measures due to mild
Most effects of Omicron infection are mild. People believe that it can be easily managed and overcome as sufferers with the new variant report symptoms like cold. However, experts warn not to take the alarming variant lightly. A recent WHO report stated that the Omicron variant poses a much higher risk. Currently, the UK records 14 deaths due to Omicron, one each in the US and South Korea. However, it should be noted that deaths are more likely to occur in people who have not been vaccinated.
Do not deny that colds are not symptoms of Carona
Headache, sore throat, cough or mild fever may feel like a common cold or flu infection. But experts say people should be tested when they experience these symptoms. At a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise, there is no room for complacency. Even if you believe you have a cold, getting an RT PCR or a quick antigen test will confirm your results. If you have positive symptoms, it is best to keep yourself isolated for at least 10 days.
When attending meetings
Sluggishness in taking precautionary measures is one of the main reasons why India is facing a devastating Covid wave. It has been almost two years since the corona virus came into our lives and so far, it has been interfering with our daily activities. Another new variation appeared when I thought the bad times were over. At such a chaotic time, take all preventive measures except negligence.
Don’t avoid wearing masks
In two years, masks have become an important tool in our fight against Covid-19. SARs-COV-2 virus is transmitted through contact or when we breathe, speak, cough or sneeze, covering the face can not only prevent the contraction of the disease, but also prevent it from spreading. Although wearing well-fitting masks is an important step in preventing disease, we are beginning to take it lightly. People intensify their actions only when cases increase and infection rate increases, but that should not be the case. Do not necessarily wear a mask with the intention that the time of disaster is not over yet.