There is no indication or confirmation that youngsters will be more susceptible to the third wave of Covid-19. Furthermore, if we look at the data from previous waves, we can find that children are quite protected from Covid-19. If they did catch Covid-19, only modest symptoms have been reported thus far.
Children, however, suffered some collateral harm during the pandemic, according to AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria. This could be due to a variety of factors. Stress, worry, and mental health difficulties appear to be among them. Despite this, it has impacted education in rural areas as well.
Furthermore, there are some speculations that the first and second waves have little effect on children. Hence, the third wave can affect them. However, there is currently no tangible evidence to back up this claim.
Although children are an easy target, the Indian Academy of Paediatrics recently stated that the third wave of Covid-19 is unlikely to harm children. NCPCR Chairperson Priyank Kanoongo reportedly remarked in a letter to Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan that the second wave had affected a slightly higher number of the younger generation. As a result, the third wave may also affect children.
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