NTNU professor rejects that Coronavirus infection comes in waves

Face masks are offered to people in Amsterdam, Wednesday Aug. 5, 2020. The Netherlands' two most populous cities began ordering people to wear face masks in busy streets Wednesday amid rising coronavirus infection rates. Amsterdam ordered masks to be worn in the red-light district and busy shopping streets and markets. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

“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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1 Comment on "NTNU professor rejects that Coronavirus infection comes in waves"

  1. totally agree.
    Co-vid just is what it is –the only ‘wave’ factor is the degree to which it is avoided.
    It has mutated 4.5 times ?
    only when mutation stops can a vaccine be achieved.

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