Coronavirus pandemic is 'one big wave,' not seasonal, say World Health Organization officials

Grant Boone
July 31, 2020

According to her, "Do not be negligent about this virus during the summer season".

States with one-quarter of the U.S. population - California, Florida and Texas - saw a record rise in Covid-19 deaths for the second day.

The WHO has said that young people could be behind recent spikes in coronavirus cases in Europe.

Harris warned that there will be "one big wave" of coronavirus infections that will "go up and down a bit", instead of several distinct waves one after another.

"The season does not seem to be affecting the transmission of this virus now".

Harris continued, "Summer is a problem".

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"We've said this before and we'll say it again: young people are not invincible", WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing in Geneva. However, to dismiss the discussions, Margaret Harris, a WHO spokesperson, insisted that the world needs to understand that the pattern of the new virus and the fact that it is behaving differently than the rest of the known viruses. This virus likes all weathers, but what it particularly likes is jumping from one person to another when we come in close contact.

Pointing to high case numbers at the height of the U.S. summer, she urged vigilance in applying measures and warned against mass gatherings.

"That's why we have taken the action that we have and we will continue, throughout the summer, to take such action where it is necessary".

So far, she said, laboratory samples are not showing high numbers of flu cases, suggesting a later-than-normal start to the season. The health organization is keeping a close watch on the number of cases of COVID-19 and influenza in the southern hemisphere.

Reuters reported that Harris encourages vaccinations against the flu.

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