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EU Seems to be in a Covid-19 Second Wave

CNN 09/17/2020 - WHO warns of 'very serious situation' in Europe, with 'alarming rates' of virus tra... 

 

(CNN)The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly in Europe, as a "very serious situation" unfolds across the continent.

 

As Covid-19 infections spike to record numbers, European governments are imposing strict local measures and weighing up further lockdowns in a bid to halt a second wave of the pandemic.

 

WHO regional director Hans Kluge said at a Thursday news conference that the increase in cases should serve as a warning of what is to come.
 
"Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March," Kluge said. "Last week, the region's weekly tally exceeded 300,000 patients."
 
More than half of European nations have reported an increase of more than 10% in new cases in the past two weeks, Kluge added. "Of those, seven countries have seen newly reported cases increase more than two-fold in the same period," he said.
 
In the spring and early summer we were able to see the impact of strict lockdown measures. Our efforts, our sacrifices, paid off. In June cases hit an all-time low. The September case numbers, however, should serve as a wake-up call for all of us," he said.
 
"Although these numbers reflect more comprehensive testing, it also shows alarming rates of transmission across the region."
 
While there was an increase in cases in older age groups, those aged 50 to 79, in the first week of September, Kluge said, the biggest proportion of new cases is still among 25- to 49-year-olds.
 
Countries across the continent have been easing lockdowns and reopening their economies, but governments are now scrambling to avert further outbreaks.
 
In France, Covid-19 hospitalizations have risen in recent days in large cities
Cases in the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Italy have also increased.
New restrictions were imposed across England this week barring people from meeting socially in groups of more than six, of all ages, indoors or outdoors. Scotland and Wales have also tightened their social distancing rules.
 
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Yes, some places in Europe seem to be adopting the Trump plan for combating Covid.  The success or failure of those adoptions should tell us a lot about the validity of the Trump approach. 

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Well, maybe if Trump did not defund the World Health Organization during the start of the crisis, we could be working together.

 

He didn't like their message in the Spring, too expensive to comply.

 

Europe did a hell of a better job than we did with covid, and much earlier.

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CNN)The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly in Europe, as a "very serious situation" unfolds across the continent.

 

Fall is coming, more people inside sharing the same air. That's why we have a flu season.

 

Wear a mask,  we never made it out of the first wave.

 

A mask is as effective as a 70% effective vaccine,  for covid-19 and the flu.

 

We all know the drill, just do it.

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@gruffstuff wrote:

CNN)The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly in Europe, as a "very serious situation" unfolds across the continent.

 

Fall is coming, more people inside sharing the same air. That's why we have a flu season.

 

Wear a mask,  we never made it out of the first wave.

 

A mask is as effective as a 70% effective vaccine,  for covid-19 and the flu.

 

We all know the drill, just do it.


There is a very large portion of our society that will never wear a mask as long as we have a POTUS spreading the vile rhetoric that tRump does. Trump has created anti-maskers. 


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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