Coronavirus Conversations: Are countries prepared for a coronavirus surge?

The World
A man is shown wearing medical protective clothing and a face mask while holding open a plastic door.

A medical worker opens a makeshift door to the United Memorial Medical Center's coronavirus intensive care unit in Houston, Texas, June 29, 2020. 

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After months of social distancing and lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, some countries are reopening. But fears of a second wave of COVID-19 infections are concerning. As part of our regular series discussing the pandemic and as a special podcast in The World's feed, reporter Elana Gordon moderated a conversation with William Hanage, associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. 

Watch and listen to more of The World's Coronavirus Conversation series here.

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