India’s Corona death toll has officially crossed three lakhs. States and Union Territories have imposed lockdowns which are extended. After reports of mutants and variants of Corona virus came reports of black fungus. Before one could get over it came reports of white fungus. White fungus is said to be four times more dangerous than black fungus and children are more at risk of getting white fungus infection. In Patna, four patients of white fungus were reported, one of them a doctor.
There are reports that in a Ghaziabad hospital there are 26 black fungus patients out of which seven patients have also white fungus.
For some days Corona cases in India were more than 4,00,000 per day. Now they are down.
There is vaccine shortage. Originally second dose was two weeks after first dose. The gap got extended over time. Now it is 12-16 weeks.
Vaccine is not a guarantee against Corona. Those who had both doses of vaccine have got Corona and died.
There are different vaccines for Corona. If fungus cases increase, there will be a demand for vaccines for them too.
Hydroxychloroquine was supposed to be effective against Corona. Some had claimed it had cured them. Now remdesivir is the favourite.
Shortage of hospital beds, oxygen and remdesivir is made worse by black marketing. Punishment should be proportionate to the crime. In case of death of patient due to black marketing, it should be death to criminal.
While on white fungus, a report about first case of yellow fungus in Ghaziabad appeared. Yellow fungus is considered more dangerous than white fungus. It seems every colour has its own fungus. There is also toenail fungus.