BONN (dpa-AFX) – The virologist Hendrik Streeck can currently see neither a significant increase in the numbers nor a so-called second wave in the course of the corona pandemic in Germany. “In fact, the term” second wave “is not an epidemiological term, but arose during the Spanish flu, which returned with full force after an initial infection in autumn,” explained the Bonn scientist in an interview with t-online.de.
“I therefore find the term” perm “more appropriate. The infections don’t go away, we will have to learn to integrate the virus into our everyday life.” As with other corona viruses, you will always see a decrease in infections in summer, an increase in spring, autumn and winter. “I can’t see that we’re in a second wave now,” said Streeck. “Apart from a few sudden outliers, there is currently no significant increase, and I do not see an increase like in Spain at the moment.” / Cd / DP / jha