Covid critical care told AFP she saw the US following a similar trajectory to India. Countries in western Europe have also seen similar downturns in their Delta surges.
But while Hansoti breathed a sigh of relief when the spring wave ended, "I'm a little hesitant this time around," she admitted.
The possible emergence of newer variants of concern and the advent of colder weather leading to more socialization indoors could lead to a rebound, "unless we learn from the lessons of the fourth wave." Angela Rasmussen, a virologist at University of Saskatchewan in Canada, added she was not certain the fourth wave was over. "If you look at the fall-winter wave, there were periods in which there was a steep exponential increase, and then it