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A new study suggests that ending social distancing too soon in Wuhan, China, where the novel coronavirus outbreak started, could cause a “second wave” in the summer.
The research, published in The Lancet Public Health journal, notes that keeping the social distancing measures in place until early April could delay the “second wave” until early October. If the ban were lifted too soon, it could happen as soon as August.
“The unprecedented measures the city of Wuhan has put in place to reduce social contacts in school and the workplace have helped to control the outbreak,” said the study’s lead…