Experts expect a new Corona wave in the fall. The number of cases is already on the rise.
Since July, the new omicron derivative “Eris” has been spreading worldwide from Asia and is now causing increasing numbers of newly infected people in Austria. The new virus strain is a so-called escape variant, which, due to a further mutation in the spike protein, can better bypass immune protection – whether through vaccination or a previous infection with a previous variant. Experts, therefore, already advise the mask.
It is indeed an unpopular topic with large parts of the population—many can no longer hear Corona—but in the fall, another new wave threatens, warns expert Hans-Peter Hutter. Although this is not yet evident in hospitals, recent wastewater tests show an initial increase in coronaviruses. “This is a trend reversal and may mark the beginning of a new wave, however large it may be,” Hutter warns of a corona wave in the fall. He adds that “caution is advised.”
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