The corona virus has been discovered in a very different new deadly form in Brazil, the country which is battling the Covid-19 epidemic. A recent research has revealed that 40 per cent of hospitalized patients died last year. Now even more infectious new deadly form of corona strain of this super covid virus has started spreading. It is being said that this new strain of virus has already reached America, which is creating panic in the world. Meanwhile, scientists have warned that this new strain of the super covid-19 virus may also outperform the corona vaccine. That means the vaccines which have been developed for corona virus will not work on this newly form of Corona virus. It is believed that the Brazilian President facing this new danger, has called for Corona vaccine from India as soon as possible. Let’s know everything about this new virus …..
Hospitalized in Northwestern Brazil
This new form of the corona virus has started spreading worldwide from a Brazilian state of Amazonas. Scientists fear that this super covid virus is spreading in Brazil since last month of July. Recent research by the Brasilona Institute for Global Health has revealed that health facilities in the northern and northwestern regions of the country are very poor and very few people have access the health facilities. With the new form of this super Covid, the risk of deaths from corona in these areas is increasing. Research says that Covid-19 in the north and northwest is at greater risk of death than in the southern part of the country. There is no way to know whether the infected patients in this area have been infected with the new deadly variant of the corona virus.
Long line to buy oxygen
Brazil’s Super Corona virus strain has reached Britain, which is already suffering from a different new corona strain. Experts say that it would not be right to say that Brazil’s super corona virus would not have reached the US. So far 83 million people in Brazil have been infected with the Corona virus. More than two lakh people have died in Brazil due to this pandemic. In the Amazon state of Brazil from which this new strain of Corona has spread, there the hospital are over laden with patients of Covid-19. The entire health system has collapsed. Brazilian Vice President Hamilton Mourao has mentioned this new Super Covid virus responsible for these numerous deaths and cases. Brazil now lags behind only the US in terms of deaths. Corona cases in Brazil continue to grow. The condition is that there is a long line to buy oxygen.
38% corona patients admitted to hospital in Brazil die
During the research it is found that more than two and a half million corona patients were admitted to the hospital between February and August in the year 2020. About 47% of these patients were below 60 years of age. In most places, people who were admitted to the hospital after getting ill with the corona virus were elderly persons. Research has shown that most of the people killed were elderly. In Brazil, 38 percent of hospitalized patients died of corona infection. In the US, this figure is around 20 percent. In Brazil, the number of people under the age of 60 is 15 percent. Research has said that health facilities are very poor in the northern and northwestern areas of Brazil, so there has been more deaths.
20 million people died of corona virus worldwide
The worldwide death toll due to Corona virus has increased to about 2 million on Friday. Although many countries have started vaccination to control the epidemic, but the poor and less developed countries have difficulty in getting the vaccine. The corona virus first appeared in Wuhan city of China in December 2019. The death toll is equal to the population of Brussels, Mucca and Vienna. To be noted that the first one million people died in eight months, but the next one million people died in less than four months. These death toll figures have been reported by government agencies around the world, while the actual number of deaths due to the disease may be higher, as many other causes of death were also reported in the early days of the epidemic.
This year is also full of challenges for Brazil, India
Dr. Ashish Jha, an epidemiologist at Brown University’s School of Public Health, said that lots many people have died. He said that the scientific community has done extraordinary work. In the developed countries like US, UK, Israel, Canada and Germany, work has been started to provide security to millions of people. They have been given at least one dose of vaccine. There are many countries where the vaccine could not reach. Many experts are speculating that this year could also be full of disasters for Iran, India, Mexico and Brazil. Half of the people worldwide who died of Covid-19 were from these countries. Vaccination campaign is going on in rich countries but there are many obstacles in running this campaign in poor countries. These include poor health system, poor transport system, corruption and lack of electricity to keep vaccines in the freezer.
News source- Navbharat Times