Coronavirus second wave in winter 2020 could be worse, CDC director warns

Xeni Jardin writing in Boing Boing:

‘Winter is coming.

As a number of states rush forward to reopen their economies, Director Robert Redfield of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday a likely second wave of the novel coronavirus will be far more dire, because if it hits in the winter as predicted, it will coincide with onset of flu season.

“There’s a possibility that the assault of the virus on our nation next winter will actually be even more difficult than the one we just went through,” CDC Director Robert Redfield told the Washington Post today. … “We’re going to have the flu epidemic and the coronavirus epidemic at the same time,” he warned….’