European countries are affected by the second wave of the virus. But it cannot be affirmed yet that the second wave would be worse than the first one.
The second wave of virus entered Europe in late September. The cases have been recorded greater than the first wave in most of the European countries. Spain is of the hardest-hit countries in Europe. In October, it became the first country to cross 1 million cases.
There are speculations on the second wave of the virus by researchers saying that the second wave could worsen conditions.
The decrease in the number of cases has led to people being lenient in following the guidelines. As people are going back to normal life- going to educational institutions, workplaces, shopping places, and entertainment zones have opened, resulting in people mixing up in crowded places the Forbes reported. The spread of fake messages and misinformation of COVID-19 has also affected the number of cases.
In December, the climate changes, which leads to lower humidity and lower temperatures. During which the droplets remain in the air for a longer time and travels long distances. As the climate is cold, people prefer to stay indoors and in closed places. This atmosphere allows for more transmission, as there are fewer ventilation researchers at the Academy of Medical Sciences noted. In many countries, it is the festival period, people meet, have get-togethers, and celebrate. During the holiday season, people are likely to travel.
The government has already started preparing the countries for the coming surge of cases. New guidelines and restrictions are imposed to control the festival and holiday season.
The number of cases differs from one country to another. Countries like the UK and India have already started to take action.
However, non of the studies suggest or confirm that the second wave that will be worse.
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