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Fri May 1, 2020, 06:57 PM

Utah should expect 2nd wave of COVID-19 in Utah this fall, state epidemiologist says

As the state loosened COVID-19 restrictions on Friday, the state epidemiologist warned Utahns to expect a second wave of the disease this fall — and for it to linger as a threat for perhaps a year.

“We are anticipating a second surge in cases to coincide with the flu season, given that they’re both viruses and spread in the same way,” Dr. Angela Dunn said at a Friday briefing.

She cautioned that exactly what will happen is unknown, and many different prediction models exist. “None are perfect in predicting what’s going to happen, especially with a novel pandemic.”

Still, she said the state is working with health care providers and local health officials to prepare for a second wave.

Read more: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/05/01/utah-should-expect-nd/
(Salt Lake Tribune)

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TexasTowelie May 2020 OP
SoCalNative May 2020 #1
Chainfire May 2020 #2
empedocles May 2020 #3
defacto7 May 2020 #4
Wellstone ruled May 2020 #5
Historic NY May 2020 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:01 PM

1. So enjoy those sit-down meals now

while you can

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Response to SoCalNative (Reply #1)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:04 PM

2. They won't shut down again

They will tell their citizens to "take it like a man."

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:09 PM

3. Reminder. In the 'Spanish flu' episode, it was the 2nd wave that was far more deadly.

That lesson does not appear to be registering in the media consciousness, as far as I can tell.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:28 PM

4. Although we should expect a second wave

Dr. Dunn has thoroughly discredited herself as an expert with her uninformed comment about virus spreading. Good grief.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2020, 07:59 PM

5. It is after all Utah.

And yes,the second wave will be brutal. Once those R/V s start rolling into those National Parks from places like New York and Texas. RMC health Care will never be able to handle it.

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Fri May 1, 2020, 08:14 PM

6. I love these pro-life group states willing to send up sacrificial lambs

for the slaughter.

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