COVID-19 Is “One Big Wave,” Not Seasonal: WHO

“This virus likes all weather,” said the global health body.

Sohil Nikam

July 29, 2020

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The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is “one big wave” rather than a seasonal occurrence. The statement comes from the global public health body amidst ramblings by some living in the northern hemisphere of the virus dying down in the summer, like influenza. WHO’s Margaret Harris has pointed towards the rising number of coronavirus cases in the US and warned against mass gatherings.

During a virtual briefing from Geneva, Harris said, “We are in the first wave. It’s going to be one big wave. It’s going to go up and down a bit. The best thing is to flatten it and turn it into just something lapping at your feet.” She later 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.” About COVID-19 cases coinciding with normal seasonal influenza cases during the southern hemisphere’s winter, she said that the WHO was monitoring this closely.

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