COVID is on the rise in Europe and Asia. What does this mean for the United States?


COVID is on the rise in Europe and Asia. What does this mean for the United States?

  • We’re in a “messy” part of the pandemic, infectious disease experts say.
  • Trends in other countries and in our own wastewater offer clues as to whether another COVID surge is on the way.
  • Experts say it may be politically and socially impossible to get ahead of another surge.

Five times in the past two years, coronavirus cases have spiked in Europe just weeks before climbing in the United States.

Now cases are rising again in at least a dozen European countries, from Finland to Greece. And they are skyrocketing in South Korea, Hong Kong and parts of mainland China.

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