How should the US prepare for the second wave of coronavirus infections?


As coronavirus struck the world, nobody had any clue about how to deal with this menace. However, when the information started pouring in, poor response and administrative delay made it hard to contain the spread of this deadly virus.

As many countries have now faced this pandemic and are now aware of the numerous ways to efficiently deal with it, they are now coming up with novel ways to counter this virus in its second phase.

The United States, which has become the epicenter of COVID-19 with the highest number of infections and resulting deaths, is now preparing for its second phase.

Dr. Anthony Fauci has been at the forefront of this battle since the very beginning and has witnessed it going through its many disruptive effects on all facets of everyday life.

The key facets of Dr. Fauci’s coronavirus response in its upcoming second wave include the below:

-To arrange for enough test kits when the virus attacks again in the fall and winter.

-Also, to start covering remote locations, which were either not covered or took quite long to send swabs and receive the results later on.

-To ensure the public healthcare system is reinforced by adding more hospital beds, ventilators, and personal protective equipment for the frontline healthcare workers.

-On the vaccine front, Dr. Fauci hopes a successful vaccine could emerge by as early as January 2021. The research done by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Moderna Therapeutics seems to be frontrunner which uses the genetic material of coronavirus to enhance the immune response.

Published by Bhavesh Kumar

A multi-talented professional with diverse experience spanning across Advanced statistical analysis,Python programming with NumPy, pandas, matplotlib, Seaborn, Tableau, Machine Learning with stats models and scikit-learn, Deep learning with TensorFlow, journalism (digital and broadcast), management consultancy and documentary filmmaking. Worked for the leading international news agencies on feature stories, videography, scripting, programming and editing broadcast news. A creative and analytical mindset focused on executing new-age strategic communication initiatives with all its corresponding elements (clear and coherently written key messages, marketing strategy and predictive analytics) to ensure effective target audience impressions. Also, worked on several primary and secondary market research projects (Market Feasibility Study) for businesses looking for actionable insights.

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