Fact check: Are youth, children more susceptible to Covid in second wave?

Bhubaneswar: As India is experiencing raging second wave of the Covid pandemic, several misinformation have been doing rounds in social media and other platforms.

One of such myths is that youth and children are more vulnerable during the Covid second wave. But the truth is no evidence has been found showing young are at greater risk during the second wave of the pandemic.

As per the data provided by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, around 70% of the hospitalized cases are above the age of 40 years. While in the first wave the average age of patients was 50 years, the average age during the second wave has been 49 years.

Earlier in the day, the Government of India clarified it is safe for women take the Covid vaccine during menstruation after some social media posts mentioned women should not take the jabs five days before and after their period cycle.

The Government also advised people to wear masks inside their homes.

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