World Health Organization warns partying youngsters not to 'let down guard' on COVID-19

Henrietta Brewer
July 31, 2020

"And even though respiratory viruses, in the past, did tend to do this, you know, different seasonal waves".

"We are in the first wave". Harris said that the World Health Organization is monitoring this closely.

Harris warned that there will be "one big wave" of coronavirus infections that will "go up and down a bit", instead of several distinct waves one after another. The best thing is to flatten it and turn it into just something lapping at your feet", adding, "People are still thinking about seasons.

While referring to the elusive nature of the virus, she said that we must look beyond seasons.

He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "An increasing number of countries are experiencing localised outbreaks and a resurge in cases. This virus likes all weather". They are in the middle of summer. The findings suggest that COVID-19 may also be transmitted through aerosols carried by air currents rather than exclusively through droplets, which are larger than aerosols and travel shorter distances before dropping from the air.

Using a shared kitchen or accommodation - a proxy for deprivation - was is also a significant factor, in both countries, but especially in the U.S. where the odds are 3.5 times as high.

Another finding from the study is that using a shared kitchen or accommodation, which may be linked to a lower social status, is a significant factor in transmission; in the United States people using these shared spaces had a 3.5 times higher risk of being infected, and in the United Kingdom the risk was 1.7 times higher.

"It is people coming together and people, not social distancing, not taking the precautions to ensure they're not in close contact".

A new survey has found more evidence to suggest that people can become infected with COVID-19 through aerosol transmission, which could be prevented by wearing a mask.

Harris reiterated the call to slow the spread of the virus by avoiding mass gatherings.

Also "ensuring you stay home if you've got any symptoms at all, ensuring that if you've been in contact with somebody known to have the virus that you identify yourself and self-isolate", said Harris.

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