Udupi: Coronovirus more prevalent in youngsters in 15-24 age group


Harshini Brahmavar

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Apr 4: On account of the spurt in corona-positive cases, Karnataka has acquired the third spot in the country. On Friday, April 2, the state government issued new guidelines that are applicable to eight districts including Udupi. The district is yet to come out of the grip of the second wave of coronavirus fully. The matter of worry for the district is that coronavirus positive cases are found more among the students.

The district witnessed 66 coronavirus positive cases on March 20. On the next day, 170 new cases surfaced all of a sudden. Out of them, 145 cases were of Manipal Institute of Technology students. The number of cases stood at 113 on March 22, 145 on March 25, and 210 on March 26. Even though there has been a declining trend in new infections for some time, experts believe that the district has not yet got rid of the second wave.

District Covid nodal officer, Dr Prashanth Bhat, says that even after several months since the schools and colleges began to function, and even though they were repeatedly advised, the students often are seen sitting close to each other and talking. They also do not use masks. Most of the cases are primary contacts. Finding 20 primary contacts for each case as per the department guidelines has become a challenge for the officials.

Over 95 per cent of people have no symptoms of the disease. This is dangerous as they move around and spread the infection. Every day about 2,300 samples are collected at Ajjarkad government hospital and KMC Hospital which has two centres. Other labs are accounting for only two per cent of cases. The rate of death due to Covid is 1.3 per cent from January to March, during which period, three lost their lives.

The situation can be improved a lot if the people use masks and sanitisers in public places, maintain social distance, stop moving around unless for important tasks and maintain hygiene.

 

 

 

  

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Melroy and Dev, 28.5 million people have died due to this pandemic.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    CDC (USA Government) says people are dying because of comorbidities. The drug companies and the media say people are dying due to virus.

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Good now prove that & get 2& half million dollars from foreign doctors who had announced it last year but no scientist & doctors were able to prove it till today. Show me the data of past 5 years of death in every country when corona wasn't there & compare it to last years data, why no jump in death rates if covid is the reason? Why flu, kidney & liver failure, heart attacks, strokes & cancer deaths disappeared from those lists last year? Did corona cured all those patients? US record points out only 10% of deaths with Corona & not DUE TO CORONA! Which test proved it due to corona? No test is approved by any FDA till today. An experimental test that doesn't indicate any positive doesn't mean they have any disease is there is the test relied upon? Why Experimental Test kit that only can be used inside a lab that cultures viruses inside a lab but not outside with 1,20,000 viruses contaminate the samples can be relied? Are those 50,000+ doctors & scientists who had signed Barrington Declaration opposing the protocols are ignorant? The inventor of RTPCR test kit Kary Mullis who himself had opposed using his test kit for covid detection- Why? Get answers for the above & you will know why we are trying to awaken people with truth based on real data & evidence.

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    If not for Covid-19 infections, they would have lived longer!

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  • Melroy C.F. Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Dear Shankar, Please do see all the sources I have already provided. Particularly AEFI. Additionally : (1)According to below website(I cannot verify its authenticity) 55 million people died in 2015, worldwide. Whereas in 2015, there were approximately 140 million births – 43 million more than back in 1950. https://ourworldindata.org/births-and-deaths Also see comparison of wordwide deaths vis-a-vis causes: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/05/how-many-people-die-each-day-covid-19-coronavirus/ (2) I strongly recommend this analysis of deaths in Sweden by Tommy Lennhamn https://softwaredevelopmentperestroika.wordpress.com/2021/01/15/final-report-on-swedish-mortality-2020-anno-covid/ (3) The number of prevalent diseases in the world: WHO :Life expectancy and leading causes of death and disability https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/themes/mortality-and-global-health-estimates The WORLD has never ever been shut down. Almost 400 people DIE on Indian(unscientifically planned) roads, EVERYDAY, yet instead of shutting down roads , we are building more. Here’s a list of men and women of learning whose views on COVID you may read or hear: Mike Yeadon, Michael Levitt, Sunetra Gupta, Jay Bhattacharya, Raj Bhopal, Vikram Patel, Daniel Erickson, Johan Giesecke, Jerome Kim, Jayaprakash Muliyil, Sam Vaknin, Sucharit Bhakdi, John P.A. Ioaniddis, Jennifer Nuzzo, Martin Kulldorf, Sanjeev Sabhlok.

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Pls. see below copied from WHO website; Globally, as of 4:19pm CEST, 5 April 2021, there have been 130,422,190 confirmed cases of COVID-19, including 2,842,135 deaths, reported to WHO. As of 30 March 2021, a total of 547,727,346 vaccine doses have been administered. This means 2.8 million people have died as per WHO website as of Apr. 5,2021. NOT 28.5 million. The statement does not specify the exact reasons of death. So we can only arrive at assumptions as to the cause of death.

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  • Mangalurian, Mangaluru

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    The Covid "deaths" as studied by the CDC (USA) are among people who ALSO have 2.6 comorbidities (heart disease, kidney disease, pneumonia and other lung diseases, diabetes etc) on average. Young people typically have ZERO comorbidities. So, the issue is with the comorbidities and not with the virus! The whole drama around the virus is just an unnecessary drama. Keep your comorbidities under check, and live a life of ZERO virus fear. Common cold is caused by a virus too.

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Agree with Dev’s Facts. All schools and colleges should have been opened in June last year. Only the frail elderly and those with weak immunity and those with comorbidities need to be protected. Open up everything to normal. Spend more money on ramping up hospital infrastructure than on COVID fear-mongering ads. Plato’s – “Allegory of the cave” in action. The only people who can see the ghosts is the big govt. and the dishonest burra sahibs, as they are acting as proxies of big Tech and Pharma corporations. The wise common man on the street found out last year itself that there are no ghosts. But they fear to speak the truth as the govt. officials keep frightening them. But I'm not surprised ! The vaccine lobby now wants to target the next age group after the 40+. Pls. see the ugly truth about COVID19 lockdowns by Nick Hudson on biznews.com. See data and protocol for reopening on pandata.org. See youtube Dr. Suneel Dhand - why i haven't yet taken the covid vaccine Youtube, Jul 2,2020, Dr.Sunetra Gupta interview on Hindustan Times- why most of us won't need COVID vaccine. Read Mar.16,2021 letter by scientists about AEFI deaths (Adverse Event Following Immunization) on science.the wire.in. Youtube Deccan Herald Feb.19,2021 -COVID tracker post vaccination deaths. Finally, Microsoft launches Mesh in Mar. 2021. Connect the dots. THINK! Ask Questions! Trust only yourself. You are educated if you can read and write. You do not need to do a PhD. Never believe all that you are told until you hear all sides of the story. Decide for yourself . Do not follow the blind -sheep. NOBODY KNOWS ALL THE ANSWERS WHETHER ITS ME OR ANYBODY ELSE WHO CLAIMS TO BE AN EXPERT - Dr. Suneel Dhand. "Science is the Belief in the Ignorance of the Experts. Have no respect whatsoever for authority; forget who said it and instead look at what he starts with, where he ends up, and ask yourself, 'Is it reasonable?' " - Richard Feynman

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Wow Melroy, Wealth of information to those who are or want to be AWAKENED. All scientists wanted was "Herd Immunity" but we see even after 1 year Herd Mentality, if one goat jumps down the gorge all SHEEP will jump too without thinking did it jump or fell down. These people doesn't know Barrington Declaration is signed by 5000+ doctors & scientists opposing all the lock down measures as well as the Chinese Protocols recommended by WHO. Finally Science is not Settled Science, Modern Medical Science started from Quackery itself according to Dr B M Hegde.

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  • Melroy C.F. Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Absolutely Dev. Thank you for your keeping at it otherwise I would not want to waste my time with people who are hell bent on mass harakiri. You have named the right person Dr. B.M. Hegde . I understand Dr. B. Srinivas Kakkilaya too had called the bluff right at the beginning. I hope more doctors in undivided DK come out and call the bluff. I am just a lay person not an "expert".

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Yes, Melroy, I follow Dr Kakkillaya too, Another great person on FB & You Tube Dr Raju Krishnamurthy with -Dr Rajus Healthy India channel, He & Dr Education last year itself asked all the people to turn off TV News to end the pandemic as fear is main cause of death after Adverse Drug Reactions.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Please close down the colleges....conduct online final exams...Actually, this wave started after opening up the colleges for offline exams....Why make students and parents suffer ?

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Myths V/s Facts- Myths appear above, Facts- 1. No Healthy People spread either virus or infections to anybody as 95% of youngsters are asymptomatic which means they are healthy. 2. Tested positive doesn't mean they have any disease. 3. Data from those countries which stayed open & no school or colleges were shut proves the above 2 points but ignored by those countries that shut them down due to ignorance. Media influenced people never believe facts with evidence but rely more on fictions like our TV serials. Stop testing healthy people & stop the fake narrative to end the hyped up menace which never was & will be a Pandemic to be feared or hideaway from.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Your comments are shockingly medically wrong and borders on criminal misinformation side. Asymptotic DOESN'T mean they are healthy and they are 1000% CONTAGIOUS

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    @ Ajay, Classic case of media gyan other than science let alone medical knowledge. Read Melroy's comment, the best fact & evidence based reply ever on hoax called pandemic. Don't get carried away by phobia created by fake media paid by the evil people to fool people into submission to achieve their Agenda. Criminals in the garb of philanthropists are calling the shots & those who expose them get censored, banned & not given opportunity to expose the reality is evident in most dislike clicking tribe.

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  • Melroy C.F.Fernandes, Mangalore

    Mon, Apr 05 2021

    Unless we know the definitions of the terms used we cannot compare the words used . https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/situation-reports/20200402-sitrep-73-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=5ae25bc7_6 https://www.webmd.com/lung/qa/what-is-asymptomatic-transmission Above 2 links define “asymptomatic” in the medical sense. Ajay is correct in the medical sense. But about the 1000% contagious part he will have to prove himself. There are several factors to consider for spreading viz.: open air windy conditions vs closed AC room, viral load etc. Expressing oneself should not be construed to be criminal in a liberal society. It is for the end user to use his head and not blindly believe all he is told. When people in power, or those in authority whom others depend upon for information, provide misleading information – that is “criminal”. I think Dev referred to asymptomatic in a colloquial sense. In which case, he is right to say that those young people who may have beaten COVID and developed antibodies, are healthy people and are not spreaders. See Dr.Suneel Dhand’s own experience in the YT shared earlier. Also in the same video at 4m08s to 4m28s: - Quote there is no evidence that having a vaccine ever prevents asymptomatic spread.Unquote. Question : (1) are those who are vaccinated - spreaders or not spreaders, if they show no symptoms? (2) why are people not being tested for COVID specific antibodies before being vaccinated? And, if your immune system is working fine and you are healthy , why should anybody get scared of this “Newspeak” word “spreaders”? There are millions of organisms spreading all the time. Maintain hygiene. It is an empirical fact that those who live in slums ,eating street food, etc. are far more resistant to disease than those who live in sterile cocoons. So each must take their own precaution according to their living standard and way of life.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    15-24 Age Group have a better Immunity ...

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri.

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Will this nightmare ever come to an END ??? The scenario is extremely frightening, as the young, whose immunity is stronger, are falling prey to this cursed pandemic... Mumbai and Maharashtra state has imposed a partial Lockdown, we are on the threshold of a total freeze on all outdoor activities, due to the relentless spike, in infection.. Citizens especially in Karnataka state, should not be subdued by fatigue, kindly wear mask and proper social distancing, senior citizens do vaccinate yourself at the earliest....

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  • T, Mangalore

    Sun, Apr 04 2021

    Mangalore University examination are going on. daily hundreds of students are gathered around the collages. No social distance nothing . Please atleast postponed the exams. All are sacred about this situation. In every students house there is aged people , please do the needful.

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