id="article-body" class="row" section="article-body"> Most US states and countries are reopening to some degree. Experts warn that coronavirus infections could begin to increase as a result.
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As confirmed coronavirus cases top 10.5 million globally and as many as 45 US states are seeing increases in new case numbers, the question becomes even more poignant: Is this the second wave health experts warned of since the pandemic began?
According to the top US infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, no, this is not the second wave. The virus is actually still very much on its first pass. So, what's going on?
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In the US, the coronavirus's curve hadn't even been completely flattened yet when a wave of new cases began to build momentum at the end of June. Now, Fauci predicts we could see as many as 100,000 new cases per day in the coming weeks. The reason? Loosened lockdown restrictions and the widespread flouting of social distancing and face mask guidelines, he said.
We examine what experts say a second wave of coronavirus might look like, www.evernote.com when it could happen, the difference between a "wave" and a "spike" and more. Please note, this story provides an overview of the current discussion, and updates frequently in light of new and changing information provided by health officials, global leaders and the scientific community. It is not intended as a medical reference.
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