Long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms rare in kids: Study

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London, Aug 4 | Most children with Covid-19 recover within a week, only a small percentage have long-term symptoms, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Child and Adolescent Health.

The study, by researchers at King’s College London, showed that less than one in 20 children with symptomatic Covid-19 experienced symptoms lasting longer than four weeks, and almost all children have fully recovered by eight weeks.

The most common symptoms reported in children were headaches, tiredness (fatigue), a sore throat, and loss of smell (anosmia).

Reassuringly, there were no reports of serious neurological symptoms such as fits or seizures, impaired concentration or attention, or anxiety, the findings showed.

“It is reassuring that the number of children experiencing long-lasting symptoms of Covid-19 symptoms is low. Nevertheless, a small number of children do experience long illness with Covid-19, and our study validates the experiences of these children and their families,” said Professor Emma Duncan, from King’s College in London.

The team looked at daily health reports logged in the ZOE Covid Symptom Study app by parents or carers on behalf of more than 250,000 children aged 5-17, with nearly 7,000 having symptoms consistent with Covid-19 and a positive test.

The team focused on the period from September 2020 through to February 2021.

During this time, 1,734 children were reported who had a clear start and end point to their symptoms and a positive Covid PCR test.

On average, the illness lasted for five days in younger children (5 to 11 years old) and seven days in older children aged 12 to 17.

Fewer than one in 20 experienced symptoms for 4 weeks or more, while only one in fifty had symptoms lasting more than 8 weeks.

The researchers also assessed the children who tested negative for Covid-19 who may have had other childhood illnesses, such as colds and flu.

To do this, they randomly selected a group of age-matched and gender-matched children with symptoms reported through the app who were tested at the same time as the positive children.

Children with Covid-19 were ill for longer compared to children with other illnesses who tested negative for Covid-19 (an average of 6 days’ illness with Covid-19 v/s 3 days with other illnesses) and were more likely to be ill for more than four weeks.

However, at four weeks, the small number of children with other illnesses tended to have more symptoms than those who were ill with Covid-19 (average 5 symptoms in Covid-negative group v/s 2 symptoms in Covid-positive group).

Source: IANS

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Indian market plummets for the second consecutive week, seems bulls losing their upper hands in the coming days. Index reacted violently grasping Indian as well as global factors throughout the past week.

High oil prices, uncertainty amid Ukraine war, mounting inflation and prospects of aggressive monetary tightening by the U.S. Fed all contributed to poor sentiment. Undoubtedly, the biggest negative sentiment was led by continued inflation all over the world. Sensex sheds 2041.96 points or 3.72 percent while Nifty losses 629.10 points or 3.83 percent in a week. Simultaneously, Bank nifty also lost control over the bears’ dominance. Nonetheless, no sector ended in green while Nifty Energy lost 10.56 percent and remained the prime laggard followed by Nifty PSE, and Nifty Realty losing 5 to 6 percent in a week.

In Nifty stock, BAJAJ AUTO gained 4.07% while TATASTEEL lost 14.54% on a weekly basis. INDIA VIX closes at 23.48 suggesting no sign of relief in volatility. Whenever the market tanks 20% from its peak, it is technically termed as the bear market. Currently the Indian market remains at the edge of 15 percent fall. Technically, on a weekly chart, the index has formed a long bearish candle confirming change in trend from positive to negative side.

Index has also faced resistance around 16300 levels throughout the week. Indicators as RSI still remains in the oversold zone and MACD also indicating no sign of reversal. In the daily chart lower low- lower high formation suggests no major pullback is expected. Coming to the OI monthly Data, on the call side the highest OI witnessed was 16000 followed by 16500 strike price while on the put side, the highest OI was at 15500 followed by 15000 strike price. Overall, Nifty is having support at 15500 mark while on the upside 16100 followed by 16300 may act as an immediate resistance. While Banknifty has support around 32000 while resistance is placed at 34300 on weekly chart.

Sumeet Bagadia
Executive Director
Choice Broking

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However, Bank nifty closed the session at 34693.15 level with a gain of 210.50 points. 31 out of Nifty 50 stocks ended in Red which suggest broad based selling. Among sectors, Bank, Commodities indices up by 0.5-0.3 percent each, while IT and Auto indices down by 1 percent each.

Stocks like ONGC, AXISBANK, INDUSINDBK, CIPLA & HDFC ended in green SHREECEM, BAJAJFINSV, LT & BAJFINANCE were the prime laggards.Technically, The Nifty has formed a Hammer Kind of candlestick pattern on a daily chart which indicates value buying from lower levels. Moreover, Nifty has taken support from the lower band of Bollinger on a Four- hourly chart which is a sign of short-term reversal in the counter.

However, the momentum indicators RSI bounced from oversold zone as well as divergence has been seen on an hourly chart which indicates bounce back momentum. The Nifty may find Strong support around 16000 levels, while on the upside 16400 may act as an immediate hurdle for the Nifty crossing above the same can attract fresh buying. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 33800 levels while resistance at 35500 levels.

Sumeet Bagadia
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Choice Broking

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