Millions of people across the world could die if there is a second wave of coronavirus infections, the World Health Organisation warned on Friday. Pictured: As of Friday, the number of infections surged to nearly 9.5million, with the number of deaths now standing at 483,686
Daily Mail: WHO warns that millions more could die in a coronavirus second wave if pandemic picks ups again with cooler temperatures in September* Warning came from Dr Ranieri Guerra, assistant director-general at the WHO
* He compared COVID-19 to the Spanish Flu outbreak more than 100 years ago
* Said COVID-19 behaved ‘exactly’ like Spanish Flu, which saw 50million deaths
* ‘It went down in the summer and fiercely resumed in September and October,’ he added
* His warning was echoed by European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde
* Said there could be ‘severe’ second wave ‘if we learn anything’ from Spanish Flu
Millions of people across the world could die if there is a second wave of coronavirus infections, the World Health Organisation warned on Friday.
Dr Ranieri Guerra, an assistant director-general for strategic initiatives at the WHO, said the pandemic had so far spread as health officials had anticipated.
Comparing COVID-19 to the Spanish Flu outbreak more than 100 years ago, Mr Guerra said the older pandemic ‘fiercely resumed’ in September and October – when temperatures were cooler – after a dip.
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WNU Editor: The World Health Organization has been wrong so many times when it comes to this pandemic that it is very hard to believe them now. The best thing is to monitor new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths. Isolate and protect those who are the most vulnerable. Quarantine those who test positive.