Coronavirus could recur on a seasonal basis

The director of CDC has warned that the coronavirus could recur on a seasonal basis


As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, different studies and researches are coming up with different theories. Many cities , states and nations have been locked down completely due as a measure to break the chain and prevent the further spread of the virus. The director of the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr Robert Redfield has opined that while the world is dealing with its first season of coronavirus, there are possibilities that the second round of the virus could hit next winter, it there is a seasonal pattern.

Redfield during an interview with a leading daily warned that it is time to assume that this might be like the other respiratory viruses and there are high possibilities for it to be seasonal. The director also said that it is likely that the resurgence of the virus could reappear but it cannot be guaranteed. Redfield added that they cannot say anything unless they see it for themselves. The director talked about the importance of preparation that the virus could have a seasonal pattern like the flu and that there could be a bigger and more aggressive battle in the upcoming winter season.

On the other hand President Donald Trump has been insisting on opening the markets as early as May 1, 2020 the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention is looking ahead towards the fall. This will be a time when maintenance of social distancing would be important and essential. Redfield also assured that they are currently working on an effective public health strategy so they could be prepared for the worst.

At present there is no vaccine in place for the virus, which means till the time a vaccine is developed, it will be essential for people to strictly maintain social distancing. The virus first appeared in China in December 2019, and for the development of vaccine it takes a minimum period of 18 months.

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