Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness

April 9, 2020

Beware of the second wave of COVID-19



  • Xu and Li warn of potential adverse consequences of premature relaxation of current COVID-19 strict interventions. They point out that such decisions might lead to a second wave of infections. They recommend that each country evaluate the effect of relaxing each intervention or those that were most effective in containing the spread of the pandemic, before returning to normalcy. Understanding the full impact of each intervention is urgently required. 

Xu and Li. (April 8, 2020). Beware of the second wave of COVID-19. The Lancet.