Although the epidemic continues, many governments have already relaxed quarantine restrictions. However, the second wave is no longer a theory, it is a close reality. This was stated by the head of the European Center for the Prevention and Control of Diseases Andrea Ammon, writes The Guardian.
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Second wave is inevitable
Ammon said that the second wave will inevitably be, the only question is time and scale. Consequently, 90% of the population remains vulnerable to the virus.
According to her, if you look at the characteristics of the virus and the situation in different countries with the formation of immunity, the indicators are not encouraging.
The virus is around us and spreads much more than in January and February,
– the expert noted.
However, Ammon noted that the second wave of COVID-19 would not be catastrophic if people followed the anti-epidemiological rules and social distance.
Principles that people must follow during the coronavirus pandemic:
hygiene rules; principle of social distance; special attention to risk groups; ban on mass gatherings.
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