The second pandemic wave is here and there is no denying that we are in for a deeper unrest than last year. With the double mutant strain doing rounds, the Government and health experts are suggesting that we get our vaccinations done and stay at home unless absolutely necessary.
A Little About Covid-19
If you still don’t know about the SARS Covid-19 yet, allow us to lure you out from under the rock. Covid-19 belongs to the viral family of SARS that usually affects the lungs and the immune system. The main symptoms of the disease are:
- Body ache
- Lack of taste and smell
- In severe cases, dropping of oxygen levels and Dysentery
To name a few.
It is transmittable via touch and close proximity and thus, it is recommended (rather mandatory) to wear masks and gloves even after you have been vaccinated. While staying indoors is THE best way to stay away from the impact of the virus, regularly washing your hands and carrying a hand sanitizer with you is the next best thing you can do to keep the impact of the virus at bay.
In case you have elderies and those with comorbidities at home, ensure that you wear masks while entering your home, washing your hands, and wiping high touch surfaces regularly with disinfectants.
The Armour of Vaccination
There are several vaccines to help us fight against Covid – 19. In India, two, now three major vaccines are in the process of boosting people’s immunity to help fight covid. These are Russia’s Sputnik V, Covishield (the Oxford-AstraZeneca) and Covaxin (created by Bharat Biotech).
As per the latest report by The Lancet, Sputnik V offers 92% protection against Covid -19, while Covishield is being claimed to offer 90% efficacy if the dose is given in the gap of 2-3 months. Covaxin underwent trial and displayed an efficacy of 80.6%.
Sputnik V is the new vaccine developed by Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow and cleared by the Drugs Controller General of India or DCGI to curtail the emergency situation in the country. Like Covaxin and Covishield, it too requires two jabs, but 21 days apart. The vaccine has the third highest efficacy rate of 91.6 percent, joining the ranks after the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines in the United States. Sputnik V is easy to store ( 2 to 8 degree celsius) and supply even to the most remote regions of the country.
All the vaccines are meant to amplify the body immune’s system, and help it recognize the SARS Covid-19 virus to make antibodies to fight against the diseases.
Did you know that once our researchers produced copious amounts of coronaviruses and dipped them in the chemical beta-propiolactone which disabled the virus by attaching to their genes, thus disabling them from replicating? However, their proten agents remained intact.
The inactive viruses were then mixed with small amounts of an aluminum-based compound called an adjuvant that triggers the body’s immune-response. Since the virus is dead, it is recognized by the immune system to produce antigens that fight against the virus from impacting the body!
If you still haven’t gotten your vaccine, register now at https://www.cowin.gov.in/home.
Side-Effects of the Vaccine
It is absolutely necessary that you and the elders of the family are taken to get the shots. Why? Because it is your coverage and protection!
Will there be any side-effects?
Not necessarily. Some people get vaccinated and do not experience any side effects at all!
Some people might suffer from fever but that is your body’s way of saying that its immune system is working up an appetite!
Others might experience lethargy, pain the arm where the shot was injected and extreme drowsiness.
Did You Say Drowsy?
If you have experienced drowsiness, then the best way to counter the situation is to of course, sleep and we at SleepyPanda India can offer you our expertise here!
The best way to let the vaccination weave its magic is to take it easy for the first couple of days. Sleep like a baby to recuperate from the side-effects if any with SleepyPanda India.
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The sleepy panda here encourages you to give your health and body the priority it deserves and wishes that you stay safe and healthy.