‘The 1918 Spanish Flu’s Second Wave Was Even More Devastating’: Americans Brace for Another Coronavirus Outbreak in the Fall

Immunizations against smallpox, measles or Hepatitis B should last a lifetime, but that has not been the case for previous coronaviruses

[Ed. Note: Comparing Covid-19 to the Spanish Flu is a bit like comparing a static shock to the electric chair.]

by Quentin Fottrell
Market Watch

America is staring down a widespread COVID-19 testing shortage with no vaccine in sight. So what happens when coronavirus makes its unceremonious return?

Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, told the Financial Times that he “can’t guarantee” more stay-at-home requirements in the winter or the fall. “We are committed to using the time that we have now to get this nation as over-prepared as possible.”

“We’ve seen evidence that the concerns it would go south in the southern hemisphere like flu [are coming true], and you’re seeing what’s happening in Brazil now,” Redfield told the U.K. paper, “and then when the southern hemisphere is over I suspect it will re-ground itself in the north.”

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