A new type of corona omicron panic is growing around the world. Infections are on the rise in the UK due to the Omicron type. Infection is also on the rise in South Africa. The World Health Organization recently described the pattern as “worrying.” Different countries are taking various steps in advance to deal with this. So far 8 countries including Bangladesh have been affected by Omicron. The first two women cricketers in the country were infected with Omicron on December 11, the health department said. So far, the health minister himself has reported three such cases.
A new type of corona omicron panic is growing
Although various precautions have been taken to deal with the new type, apparently the country is showing loose preparations.
The highest risk of death in Corona is in people 60 years of age and older. Thirty-eight percent of these people in the country have not yet received the first dose of the corona vaccine. In the meantime, the government is going to give a third or booster dose to these adults who have received the full two-dose vaccine. Public health experts say booster doses are needed, but more are needed to vaccinate more people at risk. Those who have not been vaccinated at all must be vaccinated first. They are 100% at risk. According to them, 60 to 70 percent of the people in the country need to be vaccinated. But so far only 26.45 percent of the total population of the country has received full dose vaccination. And 40.11 percent got the first dose.
Although various precautions have been taken
Among those on the priority list for coronary vaccination were people in their sixties as well as first-line workers. There are 1 crore 31 lakh people of this age in the country. According to the data of the Department of Health on 15th December, 8 crores 41 lakh 25 thousand 216 people have registered for vaccination. Among them, 6 crores 8 lakh 36 thousand 738 people have been vaccinated with the first dose. And the second dose or full dose has been taken by 4 crores 46 lakh 29 thousand 623 people. In all, 11 crores 25 lakh 6 thousand 560 dose vaccines have been distributed. 72 lakh 7 thousand 361 people who have registered yet have not received a single drop of the vaccine. Again 2 crore 31 lakh 8 thousand 114 people will have to be vaccinated with the second dose. But without that, the health department is walking in booster dose. 40.11 percent of the total population of the country has taken the first dose and only 26.45 percent have received the full dose. According to the latest BBS data, the total population of the country is 169.1 million. Older people suffer from various diseases. Their risk of death is also higher in Corona. So far, 26,043 people have died in the country in Corona.
Among those on the priority list for coronary
On the other hand, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Malek has said on multiple occasions that booster doses will be given. Booster doses are preferred for people 60 years of age and older and frontline staff. “We have decided to give a booster dose, we will give a booster dose,” he said. I have also planned to give it to those who are in their sixties and frontline workers.
Former director of the Department of Disease Control, Department of Public Health and Professor. Bay-Nazir Ahmed told Manabzamin that people who have not registered so far should be encouraged to register. Those who received one dose of the vaccine had a lower risk of infection, while those who received two doses had a lower risk. So the benefits that can be gained by bringing more people under vaccination are not available with booster doses. Those who have not been vaccinated at all must be vaccinated first. They are 100% at risk.
On the other hand, Health and Family
Meanwhile, those in the 60s and frontliners who have been vaccinated with the second dose of the corona at least six months ago may be given a booster dose, according to the Kovid-19 Technical Advisory Committee. Although the Corona situation was under control, the committee expressed deep concern over the identification of a new variant Omicron Bangladesh.
A report released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on December 14 states that Bangladesh ranks 35th in 44 countries in Asia. According to the latest figures from the World Health Organization, about 26 percent of people in the country have received the full two-dose vaccine.