Head of the laboratory of ecology of microorganisms, School of Biomedicine, far Eastern Federal University Mikhail shchelkanov believes that Russia may come second wave of coronavirus.
"In two weeks we will feel for yourself the surge, which is observed in European countries", — he said in an interview with Ura.ru.
The increase in the number of cases of coronavirus in Europe — a consequence of the weakening of anti-epidemic measures, but this cannot be considered the second wave of the disease, said RIA Novosti doctor of medical Sciences, virologist, Professor Anatoly Altstein.
He commented on the words of the Director regional office for Europe, world health organization Hans Kluge, who said that the surge of cases COVID-19 in Europe could once again jeopardize the health care system of some countries.
Last week in Europe for the first few months witnessed an increase in the number of new cases of coronavirus infection in a week, said Director of the regional office for Europe, world health organization Hans Kluge. Video of his speech posted on YouTube.
According to him, over the past two weeks is disappointing dynamics of the COVID-19 was observed in the 30 countries of the region. 11 have accelerated the spread of the virus could lead to the resumption of the epidemic. If you do not stop the ongoing process, he again will push the health system of European countries "to the brink", said the representative of the organization.
Vaccination against flu will help to reduce the burden on the health system on the background of the fight against coronavirus infection, said the Director of the European regional office of the world health organization (who) Hans Kluge. He stated this at a press briefing for Russian media on issues COVID-19.
He noted that in 2018-2019 died from the flu in about 152 thousand people. While only one — third aged 65 years and older were vaccinated.
Help in the treatment of non-communicable diseases was interrupted or reduced due to pandemic coronavirus in 68% of the countries of Europe, it is necessary and urgent to resume the provision of essential services, said the Director of the European regional office of the world health organization (who) Hans Kluge.
"I got a lot of questions from journalists about the impact of the pandemic on different aspects of health. The data that we have cause for concern. The pandemic threatens the achievement of most goals of sustainable development by 2030. In the European region, 68% of countries reported that the provision of services for the management of noncommunicable diseases was interrupted because of the pandemic," said Kluge at the press briefing of the European regional who office for the Russian media on issues COVID-19.
The cuts to the world health organization (who) in Washington is a concern, said the Director of the regional office of the organization in Europe Hans Kluge.
"The United States has long been a partner of who, and I've seen a lot of support of the American people and how they saved lives. So, indeed, concern the current situation, because the funding cuts will hurt many people, this program of vaccination against tuberculosis and other diseases. So in this sense we hope that this cooperation will continue," he said during an online discussion on "Vaccine COVID-19: common heritage or every man for himself? International cooperation in the era of pandemic," organized by the club "Valdai".
The current improvement COVID-19 in Europe need to use to prepare for the second wave of the virus in the fall, said the Director of the regional office of the organization in Europe Hans Kluge.
"We say to countries: if the situation is now improving, it's not time to celebrate, and time to prepare, and we must now prepare for the autumn", - he said during an online discussion on "Vaccine COVID-19: common heritage or every man for himself? International cooperation in the era of pandemic," organized by the club "Valdai".
The world health organization (who) activates a global network of pediatricians to determine when inflammatory Kawasaki syndrome with coronavirus in children, it is possible that she is, said the Director of the European who regional office for Europe Hans Kluge.
He stressed that COVID-19 – "new and young virus, there are some things about him we don't know".
The world health organization (who) is grateful to the Russian partners for their contribution to the operational work of the organization for the suppression of coronavirus, said the Director of the European who regional office for Europe, Hans Kluge, during an online briefing.
"We continue to support countries in addressing such issues as management of patients COVID, laboratory diagnosis, epidemiology, surveillance, logistics and delivery of materials," he said.