A new interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has revealed what the early warning sign is for a second wave of coronavirus.
In a new interview with Dr. Fauci, the infectious disease expert that is one of the voices of reason throughout the coronavirus pandemic, Fauci revealed the early warning sign to watch out for when the second wave of coronavirus comes. Fauci spoke with the editor-in-chief of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and said, "Prior to the surging, you could detect an early increase in the percent positive for any given state. It's a good predictor of a surge. Even if it goes up 1 or 1.5 percent."
Judging from what Fauci is saying, we can understand that an early warning sign for a second wave of coronavirus can be seen in rates of positive test results throughout various states. From this statement, we can assume that states which are currently seeing high positive test results are likely only experiencing just the start of a wave. In comparison to states that have already been hit hard by the virus, but are seeing a resurgence in positive test results. These are two different metrics, and both are important in determining if a state is still in its first wave or second wave of COVID-19.
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