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Cases of corona infection may increase when temperatures drop in monsoon and cold



Corona cases in India appear to be increasing. At present, there is no chance of getting relief for the coming 6 -8 months from this.

The cases of rainy corona will increase. Also, there is no hope of getting relief from it even in winter.

Corona cases will accelerate even in winter. Actually, it has been done jointly by researchers from IIT-Bhubaneswar and AIIMS.

Researchers report that cases of corona infection may increase when temperatures fall in the monsoon and cold.

The study, conducted by IIT-Bhubaneswar assistant professor of School of Earth, Ocean and Climate Sciences, V Vinoj, has shown that cases of covid infection may increase in rain and cold weather.

Because this weather is favorable for viruses. The report titled ‘Dependence on the temperature and relative humidity of corona prevalence in India’ takes into account the number of cases of corona virus outbreaks and infections in 28 states between April and June.

Professor V Vinoj told that during research it was found that when the temperature increases, the spread of the virus declines. According to the study, there is a decrease of 0.99 percent in cases of corona infection when temperature rises by one degree Celsius. This increases the time for doubling of cases to 1.13 days.

The study also found that an increase in relative humidity reduces the growth rate of corona virus cases and increases the doubling time to 1.18 days.

Dr. Bijayini Behera of the Department of Microbiology of AIIMS Bhubaneswar, who was part of the research team, said that several studies have shown that the spread of infection is more when the temperature is reduced and the humidity is relatively low. Temperature and humidity have contributed to the spread of the epidemic.


Covid-19 lockdown reduced mental health, sleep globally says study



A new research is adding to the growing body of evidence that COVID-19 lockdown dramatically altered our personal habits, reduced mental health, sleep and exercise.

Researchers also found that the lockdown’s effects were magnified among people with obesity.

“The stay-at-home orders did result in one major health positive. Overall, healthy eating increased because we ate out less frequently. However, we snacked more,” said study author Leanne Redman from Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in the US.

“We got less exercise. We went to bed later and slept more poorly. Our anxiety levels doubled,” Redman added.

The global survey, published in the journal Obesity, evaluated the inadvertent changes in health behaviours that took place under the pandemic’s widespread restrictions.

“Overall, people with obesity improved their diets the most. But they also experienced the sharpest declines in mental health and the highest incidence of weight gain,” Redman said.

One third of people with obesity gained weight during the lockdown, compared with 20.5 per cent of people with normal weight or overweight.

The online survey study ran during April. More than 12,000 people worldwide took a look at the survey and 7,754 completed the detailed online questionnaire.

A majority of the respondents were from the US, Australia, Canada, the UK, and more than 50 other countries also responded.

The study demonstrated that chronic diseases like obesity affect our health beyond the physical.

The research team would like physicians and scientists to modify the way they manage patients with obesity in two ways — by increasing the number of mental health screenings during and after the pandemic, and by remaining connected to patients/study participants through remote visits and telehealth to prevent irreversible health effects from the pandemic.

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