On Tuesday, the WHO disregarded all the claims of an incoming second wave of the COVID Pandemic in major past hotspots.
According to WHO, the virus has only one big wave and is unlikely to be seasonal. As its characteristics are not similar to influenza which appears and then disappears seasonally.
The extensive research and on-ground action on the virus have proved that early tracing, detection, isolation and basic hygiene practices can effectively control the transmission or spread of the deadly virus. According to a recent study, following social distancing and handwashing protocols seriously can eliminate the threat of the infection even without any need of vaccination.
WHO’s Margaret Harris said, “We are in the first wave. It’s going to be one big wave”. She added that the intensity of the Pandemic situation would continue to fluctuate. “It’s going to go up and down a bit”, she said and suggested that controlling the transmission or spread is the only key way to overcome the pandemic.
She added, “People are still thinking about seasons. What we all need to get our heads around is this is a new virus and this one is behaving differently. This virus likes all weather.”
She commented, “The best thing is to flatten it and turn it into just something lapping at your feet”.
Though the confluence of seasonal influenza with COVID-19 could result in an increase in the number of cases. The issue is being monitored closely by WHO.