Geneva: Covid-19 infection has crossed the 87 lakh mark. In India too, this figure increased rapidly in the last week. In the last 24 hours only about 15 thousand cases of infection were seen. Now the WHO has warned once again that the virus has passed into a more dangerous phase and this time the situation will be more serious than the first round. Let us know that scientists have already been talking about the second phase of the virus. Recently it was seen that the spikes of the virus have increased manifold, due to which it has become almost 10 times dangerous. The virus, which has become dangerous through mutation, can now easily affect a large population, which is out of the houses due to looseness in lock-down.
World Health Organization (WHO) director general Tedros Adhanom Gebreyes said on Friday that we have reached a new and dangerous stage. He gave this warning while giving virtual press talks in Geneva. The basis for this was the data that came within twenty four hours on Thursday. This figure of more than one and a half lakhs has come for the first time in a single day, out of which more than half of the cases are from America. Apart from this, a lot of cases are also coming from Asia and Middle East.
On the other hand, many countries are desperate to open a sluggish economy for a long time. Here in Europe, many countries have started bubble travel. Under this, people from relatively safe countries can travel from one country to another. There is now a partial lockdown in the US as well, whereas a lot has been opened in India itself. WHO is giving this reason for increasing infection.
Already, the second phase of the virus has been talked about. The reason for this is the pattern of virus arrival. Experts are saying that like the Spanish flu, the corona virus will also come in several phases one after the other. In 1918, the first patient of the disease first appeared in the second week of March. This patient named Albert Gitchell worked as a cook in the UM Army. He was admitted to a hospital in Kansas with a fever of 104 degrees. Soon this fever spread to about 54 thousand soldiers in the troops. By the end of March, thousands of soldiers reached the hospital and 38 soldiers died of severe pneumonia. The disease came in soldiers during the first world war due to living in trenches, camps, and poor conditions. The battle ended by the end of 1918, but Spanish flu continued to flourish for almost 4 years due to lack of cleanliness and inadequate food.
Comparing this with the Spanish flu spread in the year 1918, Tedros said that the disease had returned one after the other three times. As people become heedless, the dwindling havoc of the corona will return and become more effective. Although pandemics may be caused by different pathogens, their symptoms and effects are also different, but many pandemics appear to be similar in the case of returning.
Experts are saying that the corona virus, like the Spanish flu, will also come in phases.
Apart from the Spanish flu, the flu that spread in the years 1957 and 1968 all came in several waves. In 2009, when medical facilities had become so modern, H1N1 influenza came to America. Its first wave was seen in April and the second one returned a few months later. Why does the virus come back. This is currently being studied. In this, apart from preventing the disease, the social factor also works and also how many people have had their first attack of the disease. According to the response team on the corona at Imperial College, London, the corona may also come in stages, as other epidemics came.
So far, no complete information has been found on how the wiring returns in stages. By the way, it is believed that when the virus returns, antibodies can also play an important role. For example, if the virus endured the first attack of the body, the endobody was effective for a long time, then the virus attack would be seen only when it became weak. If it takes 2 years for its effect to end, it will return after two years. If antibodies against Kovid-19 weaken within a year or a few months, as seen in the case of seasonal flu, the corona’s next attack may recur in a few months.
Based on the evidence so far, it is visible that there is no guarantee of immunity in the body for the corona virus. For example, scientists from China and America conducted a study on the health workers of all the hospitals in Wuhan, which were treating patients of Corona. According to the study, more than 23,000 doctors and nursing staff came in contact with patients. About 25 percent of these people were infected with the virus, while only 4 percent of these 25 percent were found to have antibodies. That is, after the corona attack, not everyone’s body is able to make antibodies. Or even if it is being made, it remains effective for a very short time.
One reason for the WHO warning is the mutation in the virus. The new strain of the virus has been named D614G. The thorny structure found in this virus, which helps to enter our body, is many times more, which increases the risk of attack on the body by 10 times. Scripps Research, an American medical research facility based in Florida, has done research on it.