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WHO – Covid-19 Second Wave Increasingly ‘Unlikely’

The World Health Organisation (WHO), director for Public Health, Maria Neira has advised that a second coronavirus wave is becoming increasingly unlikely, but still advised caution.

In an interview with the Catalan Radio RAC-1, Maria Neira indicated that their forecasting models, which predict new possibilities, from initial outbreaks to further pandemic waves, said that the latter is still a possibility but becoming increasingly unlikely.” She went on to say that “We are much better prepared in every way,” and that with common sense and prudence a second wave could be averted. She advised people not to become paranoid about the virus, or relax too much, as we need to learn to live with infectious diseases.

Furthermore, Maria Neira considers that “the transmission rate has lowered so much that the virus will have difficulty surviving. However, we must remain cautious and vigilant before we say this is the end and it not worth making too many assumptions as the next few weeks remain critical.”

Ultimately, the World Health Organisation still have some reservations about the relationship between the virus and the climate, and believe that we will have to be vigilant as we re-open communities, borders and countries.

Samantha Gannon

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