The brisk days of autumn are upon us, which means, so, too is the dreaded “second wave” of coronavirus infections, or the at the very least, we’re nearing it. The name alone sounds nothing short of ominous, but what, exactly, would a second wave of coronavirus look like in the U.S.? Mic posed the question to health experts. All forecast a spike in COVID-19 cases, especially among young people — although they can still infect older people, suffer long-term effects, and even get seriously ill or die from it — but the specifics will vary by region. They also worry about this spike coinciding with the flu season, which could overburden the healthcare system. The good news: We’re not doomed. We can dampen or even prevent the next wave, if we take adequate precautions. To read the full story.
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