Vaccine for Covid-19! Impact of Covid-19 On Mental Health! The outbreak of pandemic reached all countries in March 2020. Many countries across the globe slowed down their economies and enforced restrictions on public life to contain the spread of Coronavirus disease.
World Health Organization (WHO) is bringing global health professionals and scientists together to accelerate the process of research and development, diagnostics, vaccines and therapeutics to contain the spread of novel Coronavirus. World Health Organization (WHO) is gathering scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19.
India surpasses Brazil in the number of confirmed cases Of Coronavirus. India stands as a country with second-highest Coronavirus caseload in the world after the United States. In the United States, the tally of Coronavirus cases is over 62.75 lakh so far.
32,50,439 patients have recovered from the infection in India so far. India’s Coronavirus tally has been pushed to 42,04,613 with 90,802 new cases in the last 24 hours.
The death count is increased to 71,642. The recovery rate so far is 77.3%. Maharashtra remains as a state which is hit hardest by the pandemic followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh.
How Should One Be Tested For COVID-19?
To check for infection, the test for Coronavirus is done by examining the throat swab or the nasal swab. There is no involvement of any blood examination.
Doctors access the patient’s physical health to decide whether hospitalization is required or not. The doctors may even ask to stay isolated at home. If the tests are positive, the patient should remain quarantined for at least 14 days till he or she recovers.
Can A Good Immunity Power Prevent Someone from Getting Infected by Coronavirus?
World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) say that there are two groups of people who have higher chances of getting infected by the novel Coronavirus.
The elderly and the ones with medical conditions are the most likely to be affected by the Coronavirus.
Also, people who have weak immune systems belong to the most vulnerable category of people. People who have underlying medical conditions like lung diseases, heart diseases, or diabetes are prone to the infection.
Vaccine for COVID-19!
On 11th August 2020, a vaccine for Covid-19! has been approved which is called Sputnik V developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute in Moscow, Russia. The safety and efficacy of the vaccine are in the process of testing as it has not entered phase 3 clinical trials.
Clinical trials of Sputnik V vaccine will begin this month in India, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Brazil and the Philippines, and it is claimed that the preliminary results of phase 3 trial will be published by October or November 2020.
Impact of COVID-19 on Mental Health!
The outbreak of coronavirus disease has harmed the public’s mental health. It is inducing a considerable degree of fear, worry and concern among the people, especially on specific groups such as elderly, people with underlying health conditions, care providers, medical staff, etc.
Stress and anxiety have become the main factors which have a severe impact on most of the people. COVID-19 is affecting public mental health as it impedes people’s usual activities or routines.
The level of loneliness is giving rise to depression and self-harm among adults. In some cases, suicidal behaviour is expected to rise by being quarantined. In response to public health, WHO is working to develop a set of new materials on mental health and on psychological support for people.
However, taking necessary precautions is required to fight off the infection even for the people who are young and healthy. Frequent hand-cleaning with an alcohol-based sanitizer, hand rub, or soap is a very useful measure along with wearing masks.