Tuesday, August 4, 2020 – 7:01 AM I Foto: Photonews I by Editorial
During the first corona wave, the virus could not be detected properly because it was already spread too widely in the population. That’s what Steven Van Gucht says in ‘The News’. “Then we only tested the very sick people,” said the virologist.
“That’s why we based the number of hospital admissions in the first wave.” Now that is different, according to Van Gucht: “Now we test a lot of people, including young people, people who have been in contact with someone who is infected, travelers who return from a red area,” he says. that is necessary, because you cannot keep the virus among the young people, sooner or later it will spread to older generations. ”
Van Gucht is clear about the figures. “The curve is still increasing, we are in the upward phase of the second wave. It seems that the increase is decreasing, it is a bit slower. But we have to be very careful. This is certainly a second wave. We do not know how high it will be, but it is important to intervene early, “he concludes.
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