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Covid Outbreak: Increased death cases in children, shortage of essential medicines, situation worsens in China as well as in Japan

The threat of corona is once again seen raising its head at the global level. The situation has become very serious in China, where the number of both infected and dead has increased. Apart from China, there are reports of corona explosion in Japan and the US as well. Many children infected with corona have died in Japan. japan times According to the report of Omicron variant only havoc is being seen here. Survey of recent cases finds that nearly half of infants and children who die from COVID-19 do not have a preexisting illness, prompting experts to raise concerns about new variants that may cause life-threatening complications requires attention from. There is even a shortage of essential medicines like paracetamol in China.

Apart from China-Japan, Omicron variant is also increasing difficulties for the people in America. According to a report by Johns Hopkins University, the number of corona infected in the US has crossed 100 million since the beginning of the pandemic. At present, the new sub-variants of Omicron are believed to be the main reason for 70 percent of corona cases in the US.

Officials say that the way infection cases are being seen increasing in China, it can be a cause of serious concern for the whole world, everyone needs to be vigilant.

Paracetamol shortage in China

Amid the worsening situation due to Corona, there has been a shortage of paracetamol, a drug used in fever and cold, in the Chinese city of Taiwan. chinese media report According to the WHO, in view of the increasing risks, people started stocking large quantities of medicines, as a result of which there is now a shortage in medical stores. Health officials have appealed to the public not to stockpile medicines.

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It is true that the demand for paracetamol has increased significantly across Taiwan, said Health Minister Sueh Jui-yuan. We are closely monitoring the supply and demand situation. Efforts are being made to control the sudden increase in demand.


WHO expressed concern about the situation in China

Expressing concern over the worsening situation due to Corona infection in China, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday appealed to take all necessary preventive measures. Officials said – China needs to increase the rate of vaccination. Apart from this, all people should keep following the Kovid protocol individually.

Meanwhile, the Chinese government has confirmed the death of five people in this wave of Corona so far, although agencies allege that the Chinese government is hiding the figures, the death toll is much higher.

Japan: More mortality is being seen in children

Here, the figures of corona infection coming from Japan are frightening, here the infection is seen increasing the problem for the children. The number of people under the age of 20 who died of COVID-19 at the end of last year before the spread of the Omicron variant was just three, The Japan Times reported, although the figure rose to 41 in the first eight months of this year. Omicron infection is seen increasing difficulties for the children here. Health officials say that along with children, the danger also remains for those whose immune systems are weak or have not been vaccinated.

Nasal vaccine can be effective

Amid rising risks of corona, US scientists based on a recent study reported that the nasal vaccine may be more effective in preventing infection. The study found that antibodies produced in the nose decline nine months after a COVID-19 infection, while antibodies present in the blood can last for at least a year.

The antibodies in the nasal vaccine, immunoglobulin A, or IgA, inactivate the coronavirus before it can enter the body, which may reduce the risk of developing the disease. Researchers say that the spread and severity of infection can be reduced by promoting such vaccines.

Know about the symptoms and risk of new variants

Omicron’s sub-variant BF.7 is believed to be responsible for the increased corona cases in other countries including China. At present, no new symptoms have been detected in the studies regarding this. Old symptoms like fever, cough, fatigue, runny nose and sore throat are being seen in the infected. This new variant is definitely being seen with a higher infectivity rate, which is easily increasing the risk of infection even in those who have been vaccinated.

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