There was a lot of talk during the COVID-19 pandemic about the so-called “second” or even the “third” wave that could occur. According to a World Health Organization (WHO) official, COVID-19 could be one big wave rather than a seasonal wave.
“It simply came to our notice then. It will be one big wave. It will have to go up and down a bit. It’s best to smooth it out and turn it into just what’s pouring at your feet, “WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris said during a virtual briefing in Geneva, Reuters reports.
Harris drew attention to the high number of cases in the summer to highlight the fact that COVID-19 does not seem slow in light of the weather, and demanded vigilance against mass rallies. If COVID-19 were a seasonal problem, it would coincide with traditional influenza cases in the fall and winter months.
“People are still thinking about the seasons. We all need to hurry that this is a new virus and … it is behaving differently, ”she said. “It simply came to our notice then. This virus likes any weather. “
Harris called for a flu shot to avoid a double threat in the coming months.
“If you have an increase in respiratory disease when you already have a very high burden of respiratory disease, it puts even more pressure on your health system,” she said.
As reported by the Daily Wire last week, U.S. coronavirus cases may be nearing extinction as public Internet access points see a slowdown in new infections:
A new Axios report states that the number of new cases of coronavirus in the United States has “leveled off” and that point-center states such as Texas, Arizona and Florida have seen a slowdown, although many have still not reached “peak.” according to the number of infections.
“After weeks of explosion growth, the number of new infections in the U.S. has been growing, but not as fast as it used to be,” Axios said on Thursday, along with a map showing most states now seeing their new cases stable.
While the report is not necessarily good news – the US, according to the information center, still shocks an average of 66,000 new COVID-19 cases a day – the new information looks promising. In the last month, coronavirus infections have increased by 20% per week; the number of new cases increased by only 7% last week.
If COVID-19 turns out to be one big, not seasonal, wave, the chances of schools reopening in the fall increase. Robert Redfield, director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supported a general school renovation in the fall, arguing that American youth are at much higher risk of suicide, drugs and flu.
“There is no risk of schools opening compared to public health. It is public and public health, ”he said. “From a point of view, I value such an equation as an individual with 11 grandchildren that there is actually a higher risk for the nation to maintain these schools.”
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