America is now on its deadliest Coronavirus status after reaching more than 100,000 deaths in under four months. Sadly, this may not be the worst outcome yet. Infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci said that there are possibilities that the second wave of the virus may happen around fall and winter. There is some good news, though: it can be stopped.
Coronavirus will be worst in fall and winter, warns Fauci
Dr. Fauci is one of the experts leading the White House in understanding the novel coronavirus and is also part of President Donald Trump's task force. According to CNN and Newsweek, Fauci stated that the second wave of the coronavirus in the United States might happen soon--specifically in fall and winter.
"We will have coronavirus in the fall," Fauci said in April. "I am convinced of that."
As the country slowly reopens to the "new normal," he believes that it "could happen" but is "not inevitable." However, Fauci believes that there are still ways for the US to stop the second wave outbreak from coming. And it depends on reopening businesses "correctly."
"Don't start leapfrogging over the recommendations of some of the guidelines because that's really tempting fate and asking for trouble," said Fauci to officials.
He believes that the fate of stopping the second wave from occurring depends on the actions of Americans themselves. He also warns that the virus won't be able to get away from the planet, although figures show the slow movement of the virus in most affected countries.
"It's in our hands. We can prevent a second wave if we respond to the inevitable infections we'll see in the fall and winter," said Fauci. "There's no doubt that this virus is not going to disappear from the planet by the time we get to the fall and the winter, because there's considerable activity right now in the United States, even though some cities and states are going down [in virus cases] from looking at the charts."
US coronavirus status
Many states are now slowly reopening businesses, workplaces, and even schools. However, it would be harder now to commit to this reopening after the country recorded over 100,000 deaths in just under four months.
As reported by the BBC, the US is now the world's deadliest COVID-19 outbreak country. The report states that the number of deaths is already almost the same as the American soldiers and civilians killed in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan over 44 years of wars.