“The bottom line is that what we are seeing today are signs of an early wave” in the UK. This was reported to the BBC on May 31 by Ravi Gupta, an infectious diseases specialist. According to the researcher, the “exponential growth” of COVID-19 cases can be explained by the predominance of the Indian variant, reports Le Huffington Post.
He is not the only one who is pessimistic about the situation, The Guardian reports. For Martin McKee, professor of public health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, “this is very much the beginning of the third wave.” Paul Hunter, professor of medicine at the University of East Anglia, says the same thing.
In recent days, the number of positive cases, deaths, and hospitalizations has increased by more than 20%. The trend is still extremely low, with an incidence rate of less than 30, which France does not even dare to dream of. But what’s important is the trend.