Loopholes may lead to China’s 2nd wave of viral outbreaks

Post Date: 
2020-03-23
Source: 
Global Times (China)

Some overseas experts also warned that covert coronavirus infections could lead to new outbreaks, while scientists are now rushing to estimate the proportion of people with mild or no symptoms who could be spreading the pathogen, according to an article published by Nature on Friday. Also some estimated those covert cases could represent some 60 percent of all infections. 

A second wave outbreak in China is probably inevitable until we have a vaccine or effective treatments or prophylaxis, Larry William Chang, an infectious diseases expert at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told the Global Times over the weekend.

"But with intensive testing, contact tracing, and isolation, I think the extent of the wave can be managed," he said.