“Great certainty” of second coronavirus wave, health experts promise

Governor Jim Justice is easing the aggressiveness of his reopening strategy.

“We know that as we go back out again, we have to be extra careful,” said Dr. Clay Marsh, West Virginia’s coronavirus czar, during Governor Justice’s daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday.

While COVID-19 cases are starting to level off in West Virginia, health experts say a second wave of cases is expected.

“In [my opinion] it is with great certainty that there will be waves of this virus in the months ahead. It is the uncertainty as to the intesity of the waves,” said Dr. Mark Povroznick, Chief Quality Officer and Chairman of Infection Control at United Hospital Center.

While coronavirus is expected to continue spreading, Dr. Kathy Moffett, Director of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at WVU Medicine says we can still take advantage of the reopening.

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