Over 100,000 are infected (or re-infected) with COVID every day here in the states (with untold thousands being left permanently ill, if not dead), but that’s the new normal thanks to the incompetent U.S. government. And part of the new normal means there are at least three “surges” in infections per year. The fall surge is set to begin next month (if history repeats, as it’s already begun in the UK), and given that all masking requirements are dropped in virtually all public spaces, this one will likely be among the very worst. Via CNN:
There are signs that the United Kingdom could be heading into a fall Covid-19 wave, and experts say the United States may not be far behind.
A recent increase in Covid-19 cases in England doesn’t seem to be driven by a new coronavirus variant, at least for now, although several are gaining strength in the US and across the pond.
“Generally, what happens in the UK is reflected about a month later in the US. I think this is what I’ve sort of been seeing,” said Dr. Tim Spector, professor of genetic epidemiology at Kings College London.
Data from the National Health Service showed that after falling for nearly two months, the seven-day average of new cases in England and Wales rose 13% for the week ending September 17 over the week before. The seven-day average of hospitalizations was up 17% in the week ending September 19 compared with the week prior.
The data aligns with what models have predicted would happen in both the UK and the US.
“They predicted that we’d get a June to July peak and then there’d be a month where nothing happened in August and then it would flatten in in August and September and then start again in October. So it’s exactly matching what the modelers have have been predicting,” Spector said.
In the US, some models have predicted that Covid-19 cases will begin to rise again in October and continue to increase into the winter.
The long term effects of being infected over and over again with this virus and what it does to your lungs, your heart, your brain, and god knows what else, still aren’t fully understood, although the early findings are devastating. And save for a few scientists conducting research now, no one cares.