Why we should talk of a “second phase” of Covid-19, not a second wave

The spread of the virus is following several different patterns in different countries.   

The biggest and most important global story of recent days is captured in two words: second wave. But both of those words give a misleading sense of how the global Covid-19 pandemic is actually developing.

Let’s start with “second”, which only really describes the infection rate in a few countries. Most notable among them is the United States, where a first wave of daily new cases peaked at about 36,000 in late April, before they fell to a low of 16,000 at the start of...
source: New Statesman

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