Will There Be A Second Wave of COVID-19?

Mia Bertoldi and Madeline Smith

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak, the possibility of a second wave hitting the US has been a heavily discussed topic even as we “bend the curve.”

But is a second wave actually a possibility?

In an NPR interview with Dr. Ali Khan, former director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said he is confident a second wave will happen. 

With the slow process of reopening the country, cases will start to rise again.

We must be prepared for at least another 18 to 24 months of significant COVID-19 activity,” said The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy in a report

The upcoming months are a good time to prepare for the next wave of coronavirus cases which could be in the upcoming fall or winter.

States like New York, with the most cases, already are preparing for a second wave.

Buisness Insider says, “Being aware of the possibility of another wave can help you make — or continue to postpone making — decisions about your future.”