Doctors urge elderlies, people with co-morbidities to be extra cautious

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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Aug 3: Doctors have advised that elderlies and people with chronic conditions should be extra cautious in adhering to health safety standards saying that these groups are more susceptible to COVID-19.

Dr. Samir Kumar Adhikari, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), said that of the 16 death reported because of COVID-19 so far, it is observed they were either elderly or people with one or multiple chronic conditions.

Dr. Adhikari said, "15 people that died because of coronavirus infection were above 50 years, and 12 had co-morbidities."

Dr. Prabhat Adhikari, a public health expert, said that people with long-term illness or chronic illness and unvaccinated people are at risk of not only contacting the novel coronavirus but also having severe symptoms, hospitalizations, and even mortality.

Therefore, a full dose vaccination is advised for all.

He said, “People with co-morbidities are susceptible because vaccine's effectiveness wanes more quickly in these groups with weak immunity system.

 

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