Coronavirus will unfold in ‘one massive wave’ & gained’t go away as seasons change – WHO

The World Well being Group (WHO) has quashed hopes that the coronavirus would possibly merely disappear over the summer time. It urged the world to as a substitute brace itself for “one massive wave” of infections.

WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris advised reporters by way of convention name that, opposite to some expectations, the coronavirus won’t wane throughout hotter seasons just like the flu would. 

Persons are nonetheless fascinated with seasons. What all of us have to get our heads round is it is a new virus and… this one is behaving in another way.

Harris warned that there can be “one massive wave” of coronavirus infections that can “go up and down a bit,” as a substitute of a number of distinct waves one after one other. “One of the best factor is to flatten it and switch it into simply one thing lapping at your toes,” she mentioned.

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Many European international locations have been step by step lifting or stress-free their quarantine restrictions since Might. As a result of there may be nonetheless no vaccine, the governments are calibrating their Covid-19 response whereas bracing for a possible second wave of the an infection.

Asian international locations, like China and South Korea, in addition to a number of US states had been pressured to re-impose a number of the lockdown measures after an infection charges went up once more and new coronavirus hotspots had been found.