Third Wave of COVID-19 will hit in the month of January 2022, Experts said. 

Third Wave of COVID-19 will hit in the month of January 2022, Experts said. 

December 24, 2021 0 By Joe Hodgson

The Corona Pandemic crisis, which has been raging around the world for the past two years, is likely to darken again. Currently, panic is spreading among the new variants of Coronavirus, ‘Omicron’.

Frightening statistics about Omicron are emerging from all over the world. Omicron has also infiltrated India and is spreading rapidly. It has infected 236 people in India so far. Omicron is spreading almost three times faster than the Delta variant, so the Central Government has issued a warning to all the states.

Against this backdrop, some states have started imposing covid restrictions before the New Year celebrations. Health experts have predicted a third wave of corona (COVID Third Wave) in the country, given the growing number of cases of Omicron. Aajtak has published news about this.

A third wave of corona may occur in January

The second wave of corona hit India in April-May this year. Large numbers of people died in these waves. The government had started COVID vaccination for citizens from March. It was at that time that Delta entered India. Until then, only Frontline Workers had been vaccinated. Other citizens were not vaccinated. As a result, the Delta variant caused a large number of casualties in the country. 

Now at the beginning of the new year i.e. in the month of January (2022) Omicron is likely to be widely spread in the country. However, due to vaccination, the immunity of the citizens is good now. As a result, even if a third wave occurs, it will be relatively less dangerous, Vidyasagar, a member of the National Covid-19 Supermodel Committee, told ANI. Vidyasagar said, ‘Covid vaccine protects up to 95 per cent of the population against epidemics. 

Currently, the sero content in the country is 75 to 80 percent. Eighty-five percent have received the first dose of the vaccine, while 55 percent have received both doses of the vaccine. So if the third wave comes, its intensity will definitely not be as high as the second wave. With the experience of the second wave being knotty, the healthcare system in the country can face Covid without any problems.

Up to two lakh patients can be found daily

Vidyasagar, a professor at IIT Hyderabad, said the number of Covid cases would depend on two things. The first is the extent to which Omicron bypasses the natural immunity derived from the delta. The other thing is how much he can cope with the immunity he got from the vaccine. Currently, complete information on both these things is not available.

When the third wave of corona in the country is at its worst, the number of patients seen per day will be less than two lakh. However, Vidyasagar has clarified that this is just a guess. ‘Once we understand how Omicron works in the Indian population, we can make a solid assumption. 

No matter how bad the situation is, the number of patients per day will remain below 1.7 to 1.8 lakh. This figure is less than half of the highest number of patients in the second wave, said Professor Vidyasagar. The first Omicron patient was found in South Africa in November. Since then, this variant has spread to 100 countries around the world. In most European countries, there has been a sudden increase in coronary heart disease, and most of these cases are omicron. Against this backdrop, care is being taken in India.