Most of the World May Face Covid Without a Vaccine

“There will be another wave, and it will be very serious.”

Bloomberg interviews Klaus Stöhr about what he thinks is coming for the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2003, he was one of the lead scientists that identified a coronavirus as the cause of SARS. He is clear about the risks of second wave.

There will be another wave, and it will be very serious. More than 90% of the population is susceptible. If we do not tighten again to a serious lockdown or similar measures, the virus is going to cause a significant outbreak. Winter is coming before the vaccine. There will be an increase in cases, and there will be problems containing it because people seem not very amenable to more constraints in their movement and freedom.