The ‘first wave’ of coronavirus isn’t over — and it’s getting worse
Article by Ruth Reader published online at FastCompany, June 25, 2020.
Last week, Vice President Pence misleadingly claimed there is no “second wave”. It’s misleading because there can’t be a second wave until the first one is over. This article reviews what most epidemiologists (including me) have been saying for weeks: the initial ‘wave’ of the epidemic in the U.S. is still going strong, few states are doing what is needed to bring it under control, and there is widespread misunderstanding of what an epidemic wave even is. Many people still wish that this would be a sprint when its clearer everyday that it is a marathon.
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