Anecdotes of COVID recovery: a wave of hope or a way of distraction

Covid-19 is like a nightmare for everyone and none of us can get out of it be it in any way. The constant fear of our family’s health, extra carefulness towards children and older adults, and constant recession in the economy, all seem to develop an overall pressure on us.

But in this stressful situation, the only good news is that whenever a patient recovers and comes back home and that too if older adults recover, it is considered a miracle by us all.

Starting from the old age criteria, people with 85 and above are at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19 and as the age increases, the risk increases. In the US, 8 out of 10 deaths due to Covid-19 are tracked for adults with 65 and above.

The recovery of an elderly couple has blown off everyone’s mind and started a ray of hope for everyone suffering from similar conditions. This is the case of Thomas and Mariyamma who was tested positive and was left critical for a couple of days. Their case is patched by the “rarest of the rear case” by Dr. Neeraj Gupta who examined the couple closely. The only target considered was of their highly sustainable immune system which can fight with this infection and they are safely at home.

There are many other such cases recorded in India where people are recovering and fighting with Covid-19 bravely. though these cases are a ray of hope it doesn’t mean that the condition from COVID is getting any better. In India, the current number of cases has reached 3.11 Million of which 57,542 people have died. While we wait for a vaccine to be built and things to get back to normal, let’s rejoice the recovery but not be overwhelmed by the same.

Contributed by Harshita Garg content writer at Mitti Ke Rang

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