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While there’s no clear meaning of what makes up an epidemic wave, a wave by definition would imply a rising variety of sick individuals, a specified peak, and after that a decline.
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Exists one or not? What is the second wave of the coronavirus infection? When did the first wave end if the second has begun? These are concerns that we might not truly have the response to. Not now, at least.
Dr Randeep Guleria, member of India’s National Task Force on Covid-19, director of Delhi’s AIIMS and a leading pulmonologist told CNN-News18 about some parts of the nation witnessing a ‘2nd wave’ of infection.
While there’s no clear meaning of what constitutes an epidemic wave, a wave by definition would indicate a rising number of sick individuals, a specified peak, and then a decrease.
Dr Guleria also stated there will be an increase in the number of cases for some months prior to the curve is flattened, including that although we will see a large number of cases in absolute numbers, per million cases will be low. “We don’t know if it will be a 2nd wave, a second peak or a continuing very first wave in some nations,” she had stated.