Coronavirus BRIEFING

Experts Say COVID Isn’t Seasonal and Will “Rage”

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The COVID-19 pandemic will continue to rage on like a forest fire rather than ebb and flow like the seasonal flu, according to Business Insider.

In the spring, epidemiologists and virologists who study infectious diseases predicted the coronavirus might fade in the summer and return with a “second wave” in the fall, but they haven’t seen it slow down.

“There’s no evidence there’s going to be a decrease in cases, a trough,” Michael Osterholm, PhD, an epidemiologist at the University of Minnesota, told the news outlet. Osterholm and colleagues at the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy wrote a popular report in April that suggested what a second wave might look like.


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