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Suddenly, the world has changed upside down. It is like before and after an apocalypse. The watershed. Never before and never again something of this magnitude would ever effect human life. Those of us who would be fortunate to see the after years of this colossal, monumental occurrence would have numerous anecdotal stories to share with the future generations.

On March 11th 2020 World Health Organization has designated¬† Covid-19 as a pandemic. A pandemic is a disease which spreads around the world beyond expectations in vast majority of people. A pandemic is thus, actually a global endemic. Covid- 19 has been perhaps one of the most infective disease known with a high mortality rate. Though it’s mortality is less than other strains of Corona virus linked diseases such as SARS and MERS, but the shear spread of Covid- 19 is much more extensive and far-flung.¬†

However there is a clear demographic distinctiveness of the disease and it is seen that children under the age of 10 years are seldom affected. In fact less than 1 % of the total affected patients were children of less than 10 years  age group. On the other hand elderly people who are especially older than 80 years old have a very high infectivity and mortality rate.