Covid-19: ‘Adults may become source of infection among children’ | Bengaluru News – Times of India


BENGALURU: Amid concerns that children may face a higher risk in a potential third wave of Covid-19, an expert has said there are chances of adults becoming the source for infection in many cases.
Dr Shivaprakash Sosale, an assistant professor at the Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute (BMCRI), said that there was no substantial evidence suggesting that children would be more affected or have severe Covid-19 in the third wave. But if infections among adults increase, paediatric cases will go up proportionately.
He spoke at a virtual interaction held by the Bangalore Apartment Federation (BAF). The session was called ‘BAF Ki Baat – Are kids more susceptible this time round? How to deal with it?’.
Thulasi Maddineni, BBMP special commissioner (finance), said that the civic body had bought about 1,000 oxygen concentrators as part of preparations for tackling the third wave. She said that all necessary measures would be taken and that citizens should support the efforts by following Covid-appropriate behaviour.
Citing AIIMS director Randeep Guleria’s statement that the third wave might hit the country within eight weeks, she said that travel had been a major source of the spread and people visiting other districts or states must undergo Covid-19 tests.
On the vaccination front, she said: “We are planning vaccination drives for helpers and security staff, and by the monthend, it will take off.”
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