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WHO warns Europe to be hit with ‘three more waves of coronavirus’

by LLB Reporter
16th Apr 20 11:32 am

According to a World Health Organization (WHO) director, warns that Europe and the US could face another three more waves of coronavirus.

Professor Lawrence Gostin of public health at Johns Hopkins University, said that the world’s “interconnected society” means that more coronavirus outbreaks will happen.

Professor Gostin told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, “Covid-19 is about to march through subsaharan Africa and perhaps the Indian subcontinent like an avalanche.

“Even if the United States and Europe were to get their Covid epidemics under control, if you’ve got Covid raging in other parts of the world, in this interconnected society it will come back to Europe and the United States.”

He added, “In fact I could predict that if it gets out of control in these lower income countries that we will see in the US and in Europe a second and a third wave and even a fourth wave of Covid.

“So, we’re truly only as safe as the weakest link in the global chain.”

The US President Donald Trump has continued his attack on the World Health Organization (WHO) after they slammed his decision to close borders with China.

After halting tens of millions of funding to the WHO he has accused them of making a “horrible, tragic mistake” after nations placed “their trust” in their early advice over coronavirus.

The US President said that WHO had “failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable” for their handling over the pandemic.

The UK’s Health Minister Nadine Dorries said the UK will remain in a “full lockdown” until a vaccine has been made, which could be up to 18 months away.

In a very unusual break away from Downing Streets official line, Dorries has placed the government into chaos as the lockdown will not be lifted until the end of 2021.

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