“It is a myth that the Coronavirus outbreaks come in waves,” says NTNU professor, Steinar Westin, who believes that an increase in infection is part of the same outbreak as earlier this year.
– “This with a second wave, is just something left over from experiences with the Spanish flu. For the Coronavirus, there is only one wave,” says professor of social medicine, Steinar Westin, to Dagbladet.
The increase in infection seen in several European countries is part of the same outbreak that hit this spring and a consequence of the fact that the restrictions have been eased, he believes.
Westin says the Coronavirus pandemic will affect society until an effective vaccine is in place.
– “We have been spoiled by the fact that in most parts of Norway there has been almost zero infection in recent months, thanks to the strict closure measures after 12 March. The so-called “second wave” we envision now is a pure consequence of political decisions to open society more,” he says.
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