2020 not sufficient: WHO envoy predicts THIRD WAVE of Covid-19 in Europe subsequent yr

With Europe already struggling a second wave of coronavirus infections, World Well being Group envoy David Nabarro has warned that the area might see one other spike in infections subsequent yr.

In an interview on Saturday with Swiss newspaper Solothurner Zeitung, Nabarro mentioned that European governments did not construct up the “essential infrastructure” to maintain the virus beneath management after the primary wave of infections this spring.

Now we now have the second wave. In the event that they don’t construct the mandatory infrastructure, we’ll have a 3rd wave early subsequent yr.

Infections are as soon as once more surging all through Europe, after a lull this summer season. France and Germany recorded some 33,000 new circumstances mixed on Saturday, whereas the UK reported practically 20,000 circumstances on the identical day, and Spain introduced greater than 15,000 on Friday. Deaths stay proportionally decrease all through Europe than through the first wave, nonetheless.

Regardless of Nabarro’s stark prediction, the WHO has cautioned in opposition to responding too heavy-handedly to the pandemic. In a briefing on Thursday, the group’s European director, Hans Kluge, known as for “systematic and basic mask-wearing” and “strict controls on social gatherings,” however described nationwide lockdowns as a “final resort” coverage.

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