Covid-19: The Second Wave Is Already Here (Analysis)

Germany, Israel and Japan have successfully contained the first wave of the coronavirus epidemic. However, new virus outbreaks are suddenly emerging.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Several countries have now brought the coronavirus epidemic under control through tougher or gentler measures. This has allowed them to venture a return to the much longed-for normality with initial relaxation.

But it is precisely in countries like South Korea, where everything seemed to be under control, that new outbreaks are now occurring. The warnings of a second wave were thus well-founded.

How could the new outbreaks have developed? Are the so-called superspreaders - a few virus carriers that infect many other people - the driving force? Or are certain activities particularly contagious? And how . . .

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