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A Second Wave Is Here: Numerous Countries Locking Down Again

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people all over the world. Now, this pandemic has been going on for about a year.

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The coronavirus pandemic has impacted people all over the world. Now, this pandemic has been going on for about a year.

During the summer, countless countries all over the world had to go into lockdowns in order to reduce the spread of the virus.

This created an economic crisis on top of a public health issue. With numerous countries starting to open up during the fall, many people believe that this pandemic is in the rearview mirror. This is simply not the case. Because people have let their guards down, the pandemic is starting to flare up again. Therefore, numerous countries are beginning to return to lockdown mode. What does this mean for the world?

A Second Lockdown Has Been Issued in Great Britain

One country that has had a particularly difficult time dealing with the pandemic is Great Britain. Recently, Boris Johnson, the United Kingdom's prime minister, announced that the country was entering a second lockdown. Of course, this was met predictably with a wave of protests by people who simply do not understand that sacrificing lives at the altar of the economy is simply not acceptable. Furthermore, the Prime Minister even went on to add that he is not in the least bit sorry for issuing a second lockdown. Countries that do not want to follow suit needs to make sure they follow the most recent health guidelines that are issued by their local public health officials.

A Second Lockdown for Israel As Well

As the second wave rolls on, this has also impacted Israel. Israel was a country that did particularly well with the pandemic the first time around. Unfortunately, the country reopened to quickly. With many people not wanting to enter a second lockdown, fearing that this is going to have a drastic impact on their financial status, it is important not to overlook the health concerns as well. Israel was one of the first countries to experience a second wave, leading to a second lockdown for a country that is already struggling economically. This is likely going to have significant impacts on families and small businesses all over the country.

Some United States Jurisdictions Are Imposing Restrictions

The United States has received a lot of attention for its poor handling of the pandemic. Now, there are jurisdictions that are already starting to impose more restrictions. For example, Massachusetts recently issued a curfew, preventing people from gathering after 10 pm. It remains to be seen if this is going to be enough to stem the tide in the United States. It is entirely possible that other states are going to follow suit as well. With the election on the horizon, there is a lot on the table and it will be interesting to see how the United States responds.

The reality is that a second wave is coming. It is going to coincide with the flu season, making it that much worse. It is important for everyone to take appropriate precautions to minimize the impacts of the second wave.



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