Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Robert Redfield has issued a grave warning regarding a second wave of COVID-19 later this year. When speaking to The Washington Post, Redfield indicated that he believes a second wave of the virus will hit during 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,” he said.
“And when I’ve said this to others, they kind of put their head back, they don’t understand what I mean,” he added.
Redfield also stated that our current pandemic could have been much worse if it hit during the peak of flu season. He noted that it would have been much more difficult to contain if it had hit first when flu season was at its worst.
“It could have been really, really, really, really difficult in terms of health capacity,” he noted.
Moving forward, Redfield hopes that the United States will continue to improve their overall testing capacities.