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Covid-19 Management – Covid-19 is no longer a new buzz in the world as of today, most of us have been affected by it; in one way or the other. We have been hearing of this term since November 2019 when the entire world was getting ready to welcome 2020 as a magical year to come and we were ending a decade of digital era with new discoveries in technology, artificial intelligence and IoT etc. No one believed that the upcoming year will turn their lives upside-down and bring the healthcare industry on top of the world. No one had it in their remote thought that their fast moving life will ever have a “full stop” with a new word called #lockdown. Also, it will change the way we work, live, behave and the way we look up to things around us including our relationships.
We can still recall the speech of our prime minister when he announced the slogan of the year “stay home, stay safe”. We as people when started enjoying this #newnormal and the world politics started blaming each other, at the same time our healthcare research centers turned into war-rooms. The healthcare authorities like WHO started looking for remedies and solutions to the upcoming challenges. The entire world started looking forward to vaccines so as to get back to their normal life because this #newnormal was badly affecting our economy and our mental health. Besides all this #covid19 also opened the doors for new opportunities towards the education sector, alternative healthcare therapies and possibilities of a new business roadmap for the world economy.
Exactly after almost one year India received its first lot of Covid Vaccines during January 2021 called #covishield and #covaxin as a new hope of light for all of us. However, a huge amount of people were not sure about its effectiveness and the side effects as a result very few people went for vaccination because they had already seen that the lockdown, “#taali bajao, #diya jalao and #thali bajao” kind of campaigns did not help them, then who knows if this injection is going to help or not. But as the nation got hit with the second wave during april-may 2021 it pushed us into a panic situation and people found no other option but to get vaccinated themselves as a safeguard against covid outbreak and this new variant was called #Delta.
The Delta variant is a variant of concern classified by WHO on May 11, 2021 and is currently the most dominant variant. WHO said that the Delta spreads more easily than earlier strains of the virus and is responsible for more cases and deaths worldwide. This outbreak really threatened the nation and we lost many near and dear ones around us during this period. The main reason behind it was that people took it lightly but due to its low incubation period this mutant virus was quick enough to attack our lungs and increased the mortality rate in hospitals. From here on people started taking following WHO instructions more seriously:
This period also gave birth to the use of steroids and potent antiviral drugs like Remdesivir, Favipiravir, Ivermectin and Molnuperavir etc. Many of these were new and are to be administered under hospitalization only however Moluperavir being an oral antiviral drug which is considered to be the most effective against the latest COVID-19 variants called Omicron.
There is lot of information available on internet and WHO official website but here are our findings other than the above common instructions