The fourth wave of coronavirus in Europe will inevitably come in the fall, Dr. Jean-Luc Gala, professor of immunology at UCLouvain University in Belgium, admitted in an interview with RIA Novosti.
According to the agency’s interlocutor, the number of cases of coronavirus infection is growing due to the spread of a new strain of the delta virus-vaccines against it from COVID — 19 are much less effective. According to Gala, it is necessary to get more data on the new variation of the infection and how it is transmitted in order to cope with the pandemic.
The expert also urged not to forget about the treatment of coronavirus infection: so, although there was a lot of criticism of the antiparasitic drug ivermectin in Europe, it can be very effective at an early stage.
At the same time, Gala believes that as a result, the inhabitants of Europe will be able to achieve a good level of collective immunity, even if the abolition of protective measures too quickly increases the number of cases of infection. The agency’s interlocutor did not rule out that humanity is approaching a situation comparable to the situation with the flu, when revaccination is carried out every year.
On July 6, Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa also said that the country was facing the fourth wave of coronavirus. According to him, Portugal is “still facing a pandemic”, so the authorities cannot turn away from this problem or relax.