COVID-19 Resurgence Less Deadly So Far, But Experts Unsure Why

Bloomberg: Covid’s Comeback Is Bigger But Less Deadly, at Least for Now
“…The deadly pathogen was always expected to make a comeback this winter, but an autumn rebound in infections across Europe and North America could make the colder months even more daunting than public health officials had anticipated. The pandemic’s resurgence is less deadly so far than during its bleak early months, when thousands were dying daily. The risk is that with official case numbers already jumping to records in many countries, caring for the sick will overburden hospitals…” (Lauerman et al., 10/10).

Washington Post: Covid-19 death rates are lower worldwide, but no one is sure whether that’s a blip or a trend
“…Death rates from the novel coronavirus are lower in hot spots around the world, even as new infections accelerate in what may be the pandemic’s next wave. Scientists are confident the change is real, but the reasons for it — and whether it will last — are a matter of intense debate…” (Cha et al., 10/9).

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