Coronavirus Third Wave: It took 220 days for the first wave to arrive, the peak of the second wave came in 101 days, now how dangerous will the third wave be?

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The first case of corona in the country came on 30 January 2020. A woman from Kerala, who was admitted to a local hospital on January 27 due to ill health, was found infected three days later. Since then the infection has been increasing continuously. So far, more than three crores 57 lakh people of the country have come under the grip of this virus. Of these, three crores 45 lakh people have been cured, while four lakh 83 thousand 936 people have died. About seven lakh patients are being treated.

Once again there has been a tremendous increase in the number of patients receiving every day. Looking at these figures, it is known that the third wave is going to be much more dangerous than the first and second waves. Let us understand through the first data, what was the difference between the first and second waves, and know-how is the third wave different?
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The first case of infection was found in Kerala on 30 January 2020. From then till September 11, 2020, it continued to increase continuously. On September 11, a maximum number of 97 thousand 650 people were found infected within a day. This was the highest number of patients found in a day in the first wave. That is, it took 220 days for the first wave to reach its peak. After this, the number of new patients getting daily started declining.

By December 2020, the number of patients receiving every day ranged from 20 to 25, and by 25 January 2021, the first wave was completely over. Then the lowest number of 9091 cases were reported. It took 136 days for the first wave to completely dissipate.

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second-wave story
The second wave started on 24 February 2021, when the cases of infection started increasing. After this, the infection picked up such a pace that on May 6, more than 4 lakh people were infected in the country.

 In the second wave, this was the highest number of patients found in any one country within a day. Meaning the peak of the second wave came within 101 days of the end of the first wave. However, in the meantime, the vaccination gained momentum and the cases of infection started decreasing. By 20 December 2021, the second wave was completely over i.e. it took 228 days. The lowest number of 5336 patients was found on 20 December.

The third wave knocked
After facing the havoc of the first and second waves, now the third wave of the corona has knocked in India. This time the pace of infection is seen much faster than the first two waves. It started on the last day of the year 2021 i.e. 31st December. Then within a day, 22 thousand cases were found. After that, between December 20 and December 30, there were about five to 20 thousand cases of infection every day. There was a sudden increase in the number of patients in the new year and for the last three days, more than one lakh cases are coming every day. On January 9, a maximum number of 1.80 lakh people have been found infected. Active cases have also increased from 98 thousand to 7.24 lakh.
If it is said that the third wave has knocked within just 10 days of the complete end of the second wave, then it will not be wrong.
What do experts say?

Dr. BL Sherwal, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Superspecialty Hospital, New Delhi, says that due to Omicron, the infection has spread rapidly in the country. In such a situation, only precaution and following covid protocol can be avoided. Apart from this, everyone should get the Covid vaccine. After both doses of the vaccine, the effect of the infection can be reduced to a great extent. But it is not at all that those who take both doses of the vaccine will not get the infection. Yes, it is necessary that people who have taken both doses of the vaccine will have a higher ability to fight the infection.

According to Dr. Sherwal, a large number of people in India have been infected in the first and second waves. Antibodies have developed in them. After this, for those who have got both doses of the vaccine, their immune system will have become even stronger. This is a positive trend. But it cannot be ignored that the infection is rapidly changing its form. Therefore, everyone, even if they have got both doses of the vaccine, should follow the protocol of Covid completely.