"I think we're in a perm," said Montgomery on Wednesday on Deutschlandfunk. He avoided the term of the second wave, as it implied that it could quickly ebb away again.
"We will have to be prepared for the fact that we will have to live with this virus for a long time and that we will immediately use any increase in the number of infections as an alarm signal to take action," said Montgomery. The problem is the virus' long incubation times. The current numbers of infected people only ever showed the incidence of infections two weeks ago - reactions therefore also took weeks, said the President of the World Doctors. The hygiene measures must therefore continue to be observed.