this summer, the world meteorological organization (WMO), the United Nations expects another heat wave. This year, you can expect "a further record-breaking heat of the season in the Northern hemisphere", said WMO spokeswoman Clare Nullis Kapp on Tuesday during a virtual press conference in Geneva. For many people, the novel Coronavirus increase in heat-related health risks and aggravating the measures for the protection from the heat.Why should we prepare for heat-the summer of 2020, the particular
in 2020, appears now as one of the hottest years since the beginning of weather records, warned the UN organization. Together with non-governmental organisations, they urged, therefore, intensification of preparations for the heat wave.
With information on topics such as ventilation and vulnerable groups of the population they wanted to help the decision makers to take precautions and to "meet the dual challenge of heat and Covid," said Nullis Kapp.
The WMO spokeswoman stressed that heat rising waves due to global climate change. This is from the set "human health and the health system, a growing Stress".measures against heat attack in a pandemic
In other years, people in overheated apartments had been recommended, for example, cooled shopping malls to visit. Neighbors were invited, living Alone, and to visit potentially Vulnerable on a regular basis. In contrast, many Corona talks-to remain with advice about the possible home.
the second is the setting hospitals less well in patients with heat stroke, because you have to treat the Corona-patients.WMO, and the WHO: anybody can do against heat - even now,
The WMO together with the world health organization (WHO) and other partners online a packet of information with ideas. Therein are good examples from many countries are presented. Among other things, a brochure of the Federal office for the environment is highlighted, which is recommended in the case of heat, among other things:
- to carry out as a wide-brimmed hat,
- let cool water over the wrists to run,
- cool compresses wet place on the forehead or the neck,
- feet and back with Franz brand of wine, to RUB off, and
- electrical appliances and artificial lighting as a source of heat more often.
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