Why a 2nd wave of COVID-19 is more dangerous than it looks

But lessons from 1st wave may help us avoid lockdowns again, if we learn from them

At first glance, Canada's second wave of COVID-19 is looking a lot different than the first wave.

Testing capacity has drastically improved, barriers to getting tested have been lowered, stocks of personal protective equipment have grown, and while we still don't have a safe and effective vaccine — we know a lot more about COVID-19 and how to treat it.

And despite a rapid rise in new cases across the country, hospitalizations and deaths are comparatively lower so far, which might lead you to believe the second wave will be less dangerous than the first.

Adam Miller · CBC News

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