CDC Director Warns Second Coronavirus Wave May Be “Even More Difficult”

Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, warned of a second wave of coronavirus infections that could be even worse than the first.

“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” Redfield told The Washington Post. “And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean… We’re going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time.”

Redfield says anti-lockdown protests “not helpful”:

Redfield said the protests against social distancing restrictions that have been endorsed by President Trump were “not helpful.”

Redfield said that the administration has emphasized the importance of social distancing “and the enormous impact that it’s had on this outbreak in our nation.”

Redfield added that CDC guidance for easing restrictions will be “in the public domain shortly.”

Fauci not sure of second wave:

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the country, told the Associated Press that a second wave is not “inevitable.”

But he added, “if you mean it goes way down and then come September, October, November, we have another peak, I have to say I would not be surprised. I would hope that if and when that occurs, that we jump all over it in a much, much more effective way than we have in these past few months.”


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