Millions more could die if there is a 2nd COVID-19 wave: WHO official warns

Millions more could die if there is a 2nd COVID-19 wave: WHO official warns

Millions more could die if the coronavirus pandemic sees the second wave of infections, the World Health Organisation official, Dr Ranieri Guerra said.

Dr Guerra, WHO assistant director-general for strategic initiatives, said the pandemic had so far spread as health officials had anticipated.

“The comparison is with the Spanish Flu, which behaved exactly like Covid: it went down in the summer and fiercely resumed in September and October, creating 50 million deaths during the second wave,” Dr Ranieri Guerra, WHO assistant director-general for strategic initiatives told Italy’s Rai TV.

“The pandemic is behaving as we hypothesized,” he added.

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