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Take a leaf out of Asia’s book, Europe, or it will be Covid-19 take three

Special envoy says if the region does not build infrastructure there will be a third wave early next year

John Miller

A World Health Organisation (WHO) special Covid-19 envoy predicted a third wave of the pandemic in Europe in early 2021 if governments repeat what he said was a failure to do what was needed to prevent the second wave of infections.

“They missed building up the necessary infrastructure during the summer months [in the northern hemisphere] after they brought the first wave under the control,” David Nabarro told Swiss newspapers.

“Now we have the second wave. If they don’t build the necessary infrastructure, we’ll have a third wave early next year,” said the Briton who campaigned unsuccessfully to become the WHO director-general in 2017...

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