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Covid-19 Vaccines And Adverse Reactions : Update For Family Physicians
We need to appreciate the functions of family doctors and the primary care teams in early case detection and public education during these pandemic emergencies and Vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccinations help protect people from getting COVID-19. Like with any vaccine, some people will experience mild to moderate side effects after being vaccinated. This one-hour webinar will give you the opportunity to gain insightful learning regarding the Covid-19 vaccines and adverse reactions: Update for Family Physicians, our expertise in Family medicine Dr. Raman Kumar, President of Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), President of World Association of Family Physicians of the South Asia Region will help you give a better understanding and interact with all of you with all your queries.
About the Speaker
Dr. Raman Kumar
President of Academy of Family Physicians of India (AFPI), President of World Association of Family Physicians of the South Asia Region
Introduction to COVID-19
Coronaviruses are the family of viruses that are known to cause illness ranging from common cold to more severe disease such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. People infected with the virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and require special treatment for recovery.The virus can spread from an infected person’s mouth or nose through small liquid particles from coughing or sneezing. The particles can range from larger respiratory droplets or small aerosol particles.It is important for everybody to maintain respiratory etiquette to avoid this condition.
Microbiology of Covid 19
Coronaviruses,Positive sense, single-stranded enveloped RNA virus belongs to the family Coronaviridae. Coronavirus name is derived from the Latin corona, meaning crown. The viral envelope under electron microscopy appears crown-like due to small bulbar projections formed by the viral spike (S) peplomers. Neutralizing antibodies against the S-protein are believed to play an important role in protective immunity. Coronaviruses are found in avian and mammalian species. They resemble each other in morphology and chemical structure: for example, the coronaviruses of humans and cattle are antigenically related. There is no evidence, however, that human coronaviruses can be transmitted by animals. In animals, various coronaviruses invade many different tissues and cause a variety of diseases, but in humans they are only proved to cause mild upper respiratory infections, i.e. common colds.
Omicron: The Rising Threat
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Omicron to be a COVID-19 variant of concern based on preliminary evidence that it spreads quickly. Omicron was first reported in South Africa on 24 November 2021 and is quickly becoming the dominant variant there. A variant of concern is one that may change how the pandemic behaves, so the WHO pays close attention to it.
Omicron: What Healthcare Professionals should know
The World Health Organization (WHO) declared Omicron to be a COVID-19 variant of concern based on preliminary evidence that it spreads quickly. Omicron was first reported in South Africa on 24 November 2021 and is quickly becoming the dominant variant there. A variant of concern is one that may change how the pandemic behaves, so the WHO pays close attention to it. This webinar will be discussing what and how healthcare professionals should be aware of the situation.
COVID IN INDIA: New Challenges
To restrict the rapid spread of the coronavirus, it is important for patients with suspected or confirmed COVID19 to be isolated. Omicron (B.1.1.529) is a variant of SARS-CoV-2 that has been identified initially in COVID-19 patients in Botswana and South Africa. This session by Dr Viny Kantroo, Consultant Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, India will help you understand the recently updated management patterns of the new threat Omicron and Covid 19.