WHO had been warning, but no one heeds ears to it! The Coronavirus COVID-19 has indeed made a comeback in many countries, including France, after a brief period of lull. While many thought it was over, the virus once again infected thousands of people.
Well, get ready, because the pandemic is not going to end anytime soon if we do not believe the dire predictions of the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO : The third wave in 2021?
For the WHO, it is more than essential to try to push back the second wave of Coronavirus COVID-19 by, for example, setting up systems for tracing confirmed cases in each locality. The aim was to break the chains of contamination to prevent the spread of the virus.
Otherwise, it will increase the risk that the pandemic will come back in force in 2021. “Today, we have a second wave. [If the authorities] do not build the necessary infrastructure, we will have a third wave early next year,” Dr Nabarro seriously warned. He also insisted on the importance of ensuring that the quarantines of those affected by the virus are fully respected: “You need very close monitoring of people to know who is infected. “
For the WHO, this second pandemic wave could have been prevented if European governments had known “to develop the required infrastructure during the summer months, after having brought the first wave under control.” Fortunately, David Nabarro believes that it is not yet too late to prevent history from repeating itself.
For this, the WHO encourages the leaders of the Old Continent to draw inspiration and take examples from Asian countries, such as South Korea, which have firmly maintained the measures to contain the virus, after the post-first wave.
Dr Nabarro Explains
In Asia, “people are fully engaged, they adopt behaviours that hinder the virus. They keep their distance, wear masks, isolate themselves when they are sick, wash their hands and surfaces (note, on which the virus can settle). They protect the most vulnerable groups. “
So to prevent a new wave of infection from arriving in 2021, the WHO invites European governments to firmly keep anti-COVID-19 measures in place as long as the number of cases is and does not remain low.