The United States is still in the “first wave” of Covid-19 infections. In order for the first wave to be over, the number of positive Covid-19 infections would have to reach low single digits, according to an article on the CNBC website.
After that, a “second wave” would occur when the virus returns or when a new strain of the virus develops. The next wave of Covid-19 is unpredictable, because there’s still a lot about the virus we don’t know.
A second wave would look like the spring of 2020, but it could be harder to control in the fall, when people are tired of social distancing, according to the article.
A second wave during flu season could potentially overwhelm the healthcare system.
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