There was quite a lot of talk about how the coronavirus can be “seasonal”. However The official world health organization declared that the pandemic COVID-19 is the “one big wave” and warned against complacency in the Northern hemisphere summer, since the infection not the flu that follows the seasons.
“People still think about the seasons. What we all need to get our heads around this new bug, and it behaves differently,” said Dr. Margaret Harris, communications officer, on a virtual briefing in Geneva.
She stressed that the season and weather do not affect the highly contagious virus. Instead, she said it was the lack of people to maintain social distancing, which causes the virus to spread further.
Harris added: “We are in the first wave. It will be one big wave. He’s going to go up and down a bit. Better align it and turn it into something just lapping at your feet.”
She also noted that a large number of the case in the United States and urged the people to follow the security Protocol and warned them against gathering in large groups.
She said “Summer is a problem. This virus loves all weather.”
On the other hand, she also expressed concern about the fact that COVID-19 infections, coinciding with the normal seasonal flu cases in the winter of the southern hemisphere. She said that the organization is closely monitoring her.
It also showed that laboratory samples do not show large numbers of cases of influenza and that indicates a later than usual start to the season.
She said “If you have an increase in respiratory disease when you already have a very heavy burden of respiratory disease, which puts even more pressure on the health system.”
She urged people to get vaccinated against the flu.
Keeping distance from others is extremely important right now if we want to control the spread of this highly contagious disease. Stay home, stay safe.