The World Health Organization has warned that a second wave of the global pandemic is most like to hit areas where the coronavirus has apparently declined. The situation is already serious in the United States and United Kingdom.
Ease of lockdown has been very costly. Sanitary precautions were quite neglected and this led to an “immediate second peak”.
The world has not yet recovered. There is no concrete healing. The planet is still in the middle of the first wave of the global pandemic.
According to WHO Ryan, pandemics normally crop up in waves, hence underling that they have a larger chance of erupting again. What is most worrying is the second time the spread can double in volume if ever the measures to lift the first lockdown were eased too soon.
He explains clearly that “When we speak about a second wave classically what we often mean is there will be a first wave of the disease by itself, and then it recurs months later. And that may be a reality for many countries in a number of months’ time…But we need also to be cognizant of the fact that the disease can jump up at any time. We cannot make assumptions that just because the disease is on the way down now it is going to keep going down and we get a number of months to get ready for a second wave. We may get a second peak in this wave.”
He also adds that North America and Europe are at risk. They should “continue to put in place the public health and social measures, the surveillance measures, the testing measures and a comprehensive strategy to ensure that we continue on a downwards trajectory and we don’t have an immediate second peak.”
It should be noted that ease of confinement in many countries around the globe may have curtailed the coronavirus spread to an extent but it has consequently caused severe harm to the economies.