Health Experts Worry About Another COVID-19 Wave
April 19, 2021
Coronavirus cases could rise again as a result of increased travel and family gatherings during spring break and the Easter holiday. As reported by the article: Health Officials, Experts Concerned About a Fourth Wave of COVID-19
, COVID-19 cases are resurfacing throughout the country. There are fears that a fourth national wave of COVID-19 cases will emerge as a result of loosened restrictions and more gatherings.
"I'm going to reflect on the recurring feeling I have of impending doom," said CDC Director Rochelle Walensky. She also stated there's much to look forward to and potential of where we are but that she's scared. According to Walensky, loosening controls increased travel, and an increase in COVID-19 variants could all contribute to an imminent coronavirus outbreak.
Health experts and officials in the Triad say they're keeping an eye on measurements and patterns and are prepared. Officials say that while they don't expect hospitalizations to reach the numbers from Thanksgiving and Christmas, a fourth wave is likely to bring its own set of problems. Officials have stated that while approximately 25% of the state's population has received at least one dose of the vaccine, more citizens must also receive vaccinations in order to maintain herd immunity.
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