Ever since the news on the availability of vaccine for the covid-19 virus, people have been led to assume that the worst has happened and there will no longer be any more covid-19 waves. There has already been four waves of the covid-19 virus and experts in the healthcare field are warning people of a possibility of a fifth one in the not so distant future.
What exactly would be the fifth wave be like?
Medical doctors and other stakeholders in the healthcare industry say it will be categorized by increased in cases of infection across in different areas. A majority of this will be people who are not yet vaccinated. It is said that this could lead to a surge in hospitalizations. The delta variant of the Covid-19 virus is expected to form a majority of the new infection rates as it is currently the most infectious strain of Covid-19.
Infections rates that will trigger the surge into the fifth wave will also be caused by a surge brought about by the upcoming holidays. A lot of people will travel to be with their loved ones and interactions between the vaccinated and unvaccinated will be on the increase. Interactions of those not yet vaccinated could lead to exposure and further infections to those who are yet to be infected with the covid-19 virus.
What measures should be taken to combat the new wave?
People are encouraged d to get tested so that they are aware if they are Covid-19 positive. This can be done in hospitals or at the convenience of their homes. In hospitals they would be subjected to invasive procedures where blood samples are taken and screened for the virus. In home settings companies like Docsun biomed have come up with devices that can screen ones vitals and make an analysis on whether they are exhibiting Covid-19 like symptoms. Such devices include the Docsun mobile app which is convenient for people who want to take the covid test at the convenient of their home. There is also the Docsun doorway terminal which is most convenient for testing of large groups of people at the same time.
Further measures recommended
Healthcare experts further recommend that people should wear masks when meeting people and maintain a social distance in public places. People are also encouraged to get vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. This will go a long way in curbing the increasing cases of new infections.