Advice to open primary school: Children are safe from the third wave, children aged 6 to 17 can fight the infection themselves, antibodies found in more than half of the children in ICMR survey

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In the fourth sero survey, 28,975 people aged 6 to 17 years were included.

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday released the report of the fourth sero-survey conducted in the month of June-July in 70 districts of 21 states. According to the report, antibodies have been developed in 67% of the country’s population. That is, this population has been infected and these people have developed the necessary antibodies in the body to neutralize the virus.

The good thing is that a large number of children are also involved in them. Along with this, on the question of opening of schools, Dr. Balram Bhargava said that schools can be opened, because the risk of infection in young children is less than that of adults. He told that many countries of Europe have opened schools despite the increasing cases of corona. He suggested that primary schools should be opened in the initial phase, after that secondary schools can be opened.

Children were also affected in the second wave
Releasing the results of the survey, ICMR Director General Dr. Balram Bhargava said that two-thirds of the country’s population has got Kovid antibodies and still 40 crore population is at risk of corona. Antibodies have also been found in more than half of the children aged 6 to 17 years included in the survey. This means that the infection in the second wave has also affected children.

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Dr Balram Bhargava said, ‘28,975 people aged 6 to 17 years were included in the fourth sero survey. These included 2,892 children aged 6 to 9 years, 5,799 children aged 10 to 17 years and 20,284 people above 18 years of age. Of those above 18 years, 62% had not taken the vaccine, while 24% had received one dose and 14% had received both.

85% of health care workers infected
Bhargava said that 85% of health care workers have become victims of Kovid. Despite the decrease in corona cases and vaccination in the country, he has still asked people to adopt Kovid appropiate behavior. While advising to avoid non-essential travel, he said that only those people who have taken both the doses of the vaccine should travel.

Good report on antibodies
There were 12,607 people involved in the survey who did not take the vaccine. There were 5,038 such who had received one dose and 2,631 had received both the doses. In the survey, antibodies were found in 89.8% who took both doses. At the same time, antibodies were found in 81% of those who took a single dose. Whereas, those who did not take the vaccine, only 62.3% of such people got antibodies.

4 big things about the survey

1. Antibodies were found in 57.2% of children aged 6 to 9 years and 61.6% of children aged 10 to 17 years.

2. Antibodies were found in 66.7% of 18 to 44 years old, 77.6% of 45 to 60 years old, 76.7% above 60 years.

3. Antibodies against Kovid were found in 69.2% of women and 65.8% of men.

4. Antibodies were present in 69.6% living in urban areas and 66.7% living in rural areas.

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