A Second Wave

A Second Wave
Image of a person in a facemarkThe city of Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus pandemic was believed to begin, has discharged all coronavirus patients. They reportedly only have 3 new cases and no recent deaths. China, which had recorded over 82,000 coronavirus cases and nearly 5,000 deaths, is beginning to gradually reopen and resume an almost normal lifestyle.

However, this comes with high risk. Authorities are concerned about the high possibility of getting hit by a second wave of the deadly virus. They are announcing regulations to “promote civilized behavior” in the midst of this pandemic. These regulations include simple precautions such as wearing a mask in public when you feel ill and covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing. Travel bans are still in place throughout most countries as they work towards recovery from the virus.
Person wearing a facemark
Many states in the US, including Ohio, are planning on lifting the strict lockdown and gradually reopening. Similar precautions are being recommended during this uncertain time. Citizens are urged to always wear facemasks when in public and continue keeping a safe 6-foot distance from people outside of immediate family. With countries reopening, the threat of a second wave lingers. Many are preparing medical centers with more testing and other resources that will provide aid during this time.

Whether a second wave is a worst-case scenario or inevitable, it is important to stay safe and cautious during this pandemic.

Written by: Ashlyn Gerken