Looks like winter is having an impact on the countries in the Southern Hemisphere as expected.
Australia is experiencing a second wave and the daily / weekly cases high from the second wave should cross the daily / weekly cases high from the first wave in March / April. Papua New Guinea is too (although the numbers are much smaller)
Many African countries are setting new cases / deaths records on a daily basis since June.
South Africa has broken its cases record so many times in the last 6 weeks.
Some of the South American countries are setting new cases / deaths records on a daily basis since June.
Argentina, Brazil, Columbia, Bolivia, Chile, Peru have all broken their cases record so many times in the last 6 weeks.
First Wave and the second wave
It will be interesting to see how much higher the daily / weekly cases peak in the second wave is when compared to that in the first wave. This makes more sense for Australia and New Zealand.
Africa and South America were not hit hard in March / April. So, they didn't really have a first wave and a second wave. This is still the continuation of the first wave that started in May and then it started to rise up in the winter months and it is still rising.
So when is winter in the Southern Hemisphere?
According to this it is in June, July, August
Does not bode well
The fact that a lot of the Southern Hemisphere countries are breaking records almost on a daily basis does not bode well for the Asian, European and North and Central American countries.
These Southern Hemisphere countries will have to deal with this without the aid of vaccines. The hope is that the rest of the world would have one or more adequately tested and effective vaccines ready for mass production by late Fall.
1918 Spanish Flu First and Second Wave
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