Doctors Say A Second Wave Of Coronavirus Will Probably Hit The US In The Fall. Here’s Why and How to Stop It.
Don’t plan your parties, events or any trips so soon just because the coronavirus pandemic has slowed down a bit in many parts of the country thanks to social distancing efforts. As per experts, this virus is not going to be a thing of the past any time soon. They have predicted an inevitable second round of COVID-19 cases during the fall in the US. The nation’s top infectious disease doctor explained that there is an increase in how people are trying to resume their regular life. For this, more states are either easing or lifting their stay-at-home orders.
1Scientists say a second wave in the fall is certain
As reported by CNN, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease said- “I’m almost certain it will come back because the virus is so transmissible and it’s globally spread” during an Economic Club of Washington webinar earlier this week. He remarked: “Americans could be in for a bad fall and a bad winter if the country is unprepared”.
2Why will it be in the fall?
While scientists are yet to figure out many aspects of the virus which are still unknown to them, some older viruses are offering some clues. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, four common viruses that people usually get infected with were first identified in the mid-1960s. Such viruses would peak during winter.
3May arrive just before the start of the flu season
A professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Greg Poland said that SARS-CoV-2 (the technical name for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19), most probably will follow a similar pattern. If this is likely to happen then a second wave of the virus will arrive in just in time before the start of the flu season. For Americans, the flu has been a constant threat which has been seemingly devastating in recent years. At least 39 million cases of the flu was estimated by the CDC in the US and during th3 2019-2020 season there has been at least 24,000 deaths.