High-risk factors for COVID- Think before you stop wearing MASKS!

Have you gone off mask? Well, it's time to rethink before you actually go ahead and drop all the COVID guards.

The last few months have been a sigh of relief with the COVID cases declining as we move towards normal life attending work and school. There has been a major ease in stepping out of the house without a mask. The transition from “with masks” to “without masks” has been witnessed by all of us worldwide. This article shall provide you with important highlights on why you should re-think before you go off the mask.

The fear of coronavirus is still alive 

The fear of coronavirus is still partially present due to many reasons which are as follows-

  • Mental block on being in isolation from 2020 to mid-2022
  • Human nature and thinking that COVID might hit back 
  • Dynamic action of the virus 

3 risks associated with COVID 

The major risk factors associated with COVID are as follows- 

COVID is not completely eliminated

Many countries still witness a surge in COVID cases. This virus is here to stay with us as per the recent update about China witnessing a surge in the number of COVID cases.

COVID affects many parts of the body 

Covid is not just a respiratory affection but is known to affect many organs causing comorbidity. Well, that's not all. Post covid syndrome may cause long-term problems like fatigue, weakness, and mental issues comprising of depression and anxiety. Covid affections are not just limited to the respiratory problem affecting the lungs but may also impact cognitive decline, kidney  issues, and cardiovascular problems. The World Health Organization (WHO) along with national health agencies have started working on addressing the other health concerns caused by COVID. 

The variants of COVID and its mutations 

The variants of COVID have remained and existed for more than a year. The virus is also known to be rapidly mutating. Several variants of the Omicron virus have been detected so far. This relates to the higher infectivity rate of coronavirus. Each variant of coronavirus has been shown to spread at a faster rate. The mutations found in the virus allow it to gets attached to cells easily. It has great evading ability which means it has a high capacity of reinfection. 

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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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