In an interview with Swiss media company CH Media, World Health Organization special envoy David Nabarro warned of the danger of the third wave of coronavirus that could cover Europe early next year.
Nabarro noted that European countries failed to prevent the second wave, although they managed to control the first.
“The European response was incomplete. They missed the opportunity to build the necessary infrastructure in the summer months after controlling the first wave. And now they have a second wave. If they don’t build the necessary infrastructure now, they will have a third wave early next year,” Badener Tagblatt quotes him as saying.
According to the WHO special envoy, many Western European countries now face the task of bringing the virus back under control, but not resorting to such a rough measure as lockdown, because, Nabarro stated, they have to pay a high price for it.
As for East Asian countries, the coronavirus situation is better there because of clear communication between the authorities and the population, Nabarro added.
“Another element that is very noticeable in East Asia: after the number of cases has been reduced due to a strong response from people; the measures are not relaxed. It is necessary to wait until the indicators become low and remain so,” he stressed.