When is the Second Wave of COVID Coming?

As COVID cases continue to rise in many states and other places around the globe, many are filled with fear as the second wave is just around the corner.

“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” CDC Director, Dr. Robert Redfield said.

Even though we’re still in the first wave, experts and many health professionals are getting ready for the next hit, which is estimated to arrive sometime in the fall of 2020. The next wave is unpredictable with what it may bring and when it may come. On top of that, many people are not taking COVID seriously, therefore, everyone will take a harder hit the second time it comes back to strike.

With the flu season close by, many may not be certain as to whether symptoms that show up are either the flu, or COVID-19, which will make everything even more confusing than it already is. A surprising discovery that was brought to discussion was that there may be a possibility that people with type “O” blood have a chance to be less vulnerable to COVID than the other types of blood out there.

To top it off, it is very unlikely for someone to be infected with COVID twice, but just in case, everyone needs to be careful where they go and what they do. Scientists and researchers aren’t 100% sure if people can be infected with COVID twice in a short amount of time, but there is always a possibility, so citizens should always continue wearing masks, keeping their distance, and remain following other basic guidelines so that everyone may remain happy, and most importantly, healthy.

″[The second wave is] going to depend on your capability and your effectiveness when you do get these little blips of infection, which we will invariably get, that you have the systems, the testing, the manpower to do the identification, isolation and contact tracing,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, White House advisor and director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, stated.

In conclusion, scientists and other health experts are trying their absolute best to make sure that this second wave, that is approaching, will not take a turn for the worse.

Will people be able to follow these guidelines and rules by themselves? If not, will the government have to take action and come up with more strict rules? All of these questions are yet to be answered. I guess we’ll have to wait and see!