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Published: 2020-10-08

The second wave of COVID-19 is knocking at the doors: have we learned the lesson?

Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, Bezmialem Vakif University, Istanbul, Turkey
COVID-19, Lesson, Second Wave, Pandemic


In light of escalating rates of COVID-19 cases, the world stands stunned. The health, social, and global economic situation continues to deteriorate. The seriousness of the situation became evident to most people, yet no one had a radical solution. Scientifically, there is no sure treatment for viral infections other than strengthening the immune system. Therefore, the idea of ​​a vaccine is the most appropriate to reduce infections. However, vaccines will not be accessible to everyone, considering the genetic changes that the virus may create later. The idea of ​​re-imposing a global quarantine, with international leadership for a limited period, is emerging as a strategic alternative, on the condition that it should be launched simultaneously in all countries of the world. To ensure the quarantine's success, all countries must adhere to the comments of the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.



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Ali Jadoo SA. The second wave of COVID-19 is knocking at the doors: have we learned the lesson?. jidhealth [Internet]. 2020 Oct. 8 [cited 2022 Nov. 27];3(Special1):183-4. Available from: