Spring, Not Winter, Will Bring Second Wave Of COVID, Scientist Predicts
In related news, a new study among regions that experienced a second wave found a significantly lower death rate among all confirmed cases than in the first wave. And health experts in Spain say a resurgence in that nation holds valuable lessons.
Second Wave Of Coronavirus May Arrive In Spring, Not Winter, One Scientist Says
A Texas scientist predicts a second wave of coronavirus will occur in the spring and not the winter months. Professor Ben Neuman, chairman of biological sciences at Texas A&M University-Texarkana said coronaviruses commonly “peak” in the spring months, according to a Yahoo report. (McGorry, 9/9)
Study Shows Lower Case-Fatality Rate In COVID-19 Second Wave
A new study in Transboundary and Emerging Disease calculated the case-fatality rate (CFR) of COVID-19 infections in 53 countries or regions that experienced a second wave—or resurgence—of coronavirus activity, and found a significantly lower death rate among all confirmed cases than in the first wave. This is the first study to compare the CFR in the first and second waves of the pandemic. (9/9)
Spain Virologists Say The Country’s Second Virus Wave Holds A Valuable Lesson For The Rest Of The World
Just days away from the start of a new school year, Spain’s capital city rolled out fresh restrictions on Monday to cope with what’s becoming a relentless second wave of cases. But those measures — strict controls on the distance between seats rather than tables in food-service settings, reducing funeral attendance to 25 people indoors and 50 outdoors, and 10-person limits on social gatherings — seem modest as the country’s total infections close in on 500,000, according to the latest data from Johns Hopkins. Official numbers indicate that threshold has already been reached. Spain’s is the highest infection total in Europe, though it pales against the 6 million–plus cases in the U.S., which has seven times Spain’s population. (Kollmeyer, 9/8)