Preparing for the Second Wave of COVID-19

June 29, 2020

  • Many health officials within Canada and in other countries believe the second wave to be probable if not inevitable.
  • With respect to timing, health officials warn that if measures are relaxed too significantly or too quickly a second wave could occur in late August or early September.
  • This upcoming winter is seen as a crucial time. A rise in coronavirus cases would coincide with the start of influenza season, thus, putting greater strain on healthcare systems.
  • However, a positive is that health professionals have learned about the virus through the first wave, and will be better equipped to respond to subsequent waves.