A second wave outbreak of novel coronavirus in the United States may be worse than the first, because it would coincide with the start of the seasonal flu, warned Tuesday that a top u.s. official of the Health.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for control and prevention of diseases (CDC), has called on Americans to prepare for and to be vaccinated against the flu.
“There is a possibility that the assault of the virus against our country in the next winter, in fact still more difficult than the one we just experienced,” said Mr. Redfield in an interview with the Washington Post.
“We’re going to have the flu epidemic and the epidemic of sars coronavirus at the same time”, he warned.
The United States is the country most affected by the Covid-19, with 44 845 dead identified Tuesday by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 820 000 cases have been diagnosed across the country.
Mr. Redfield has noted that the epidemic has reached the United States at the end of the flu season, which already puts every year to strain the u.s. health care system. If the two diseases had experienced their peak at the same time, “it would have been really, really, really, really difficult,” said the manager.
Getting vaccinated against the flu before next winter “could release a hospital bed for your mother or grand-mother if she contracted the coronavirus”, he said.