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.