The director of Public Health of the World Health Organization (WHO), Maria Neira, said this Monday that the models they work with they are discarding “more and more” a second important wave of the coronavirus.
However, Neira has called for “great caution” and “common sense” in this “very critical” phase of the pandemic, that of de-escalation, and, in statements to RAC-1, has requested that the population not have “neither paranoia nor excessive relaxation”, And that“ learn to live with infectious diseases ”.
“There are many models that advance many probabilities. They speak from a punctual regrowth to a major wave, but this last possibility is increasingly discarded. We are much better prepared in all areas, “said the Spanish doctor.
According to Neira, “we’ve lowered the transmission rate so much that the virus will have a hard time surviving. We must be very careful to say whether this is the end of the wave, but the data at least shows us that the transmission and explosion of the first weeks have been avoided. ”
“There are many models. They speak from a punctual regrowth to a major wave, but this last possibility is increasingly discarded. We are much better prepared in all areas ”
However, he pointed out that “it is worth not to make many forecasts because the next weeks are a very critical phase“
“With the opening you have to see how the virus behaves. We hope there will be no other outbreaks, but it will be a day-to-day battle. In two or three weeks we will see what has happened and if it is necessary to correct it surgically“, Has indicated about the de-escalation in phase 1 into which all of Spain has entered.
Neira has recognized that the WHO still has “certain doubts about the relationship of the virus with the weather“Although they are seeing that” it is doing the geographical route expected of a virus that wants to survive. “
“Immunity numbers are very low. You have to be very vigilant in the de-escalation“The specialist has warned again, admitting that” Brazil is already the second country with the most cases. “