Dr. Theresa Tam has warned Canadians that a second wave of coronavirus infections is "very real" as the economy begins to open up.
"We are preparing for surges," said Dr. Tam. "That might come in the fall. It could. We hope it won’t come earlier, but I think we just have to prepare for what we call the reasonable worst-case scenario," according to Blacklock's Reporter.
Dr. Tam's foreboding is supported with evidence from federal researches who have suggested that 70 percent of all Canadians will be infected with coronavirus before the pandemic is over.
Dr. Tam, it seems, does not have much of a plan for a second wave, made clear in an interaction with a senator. "What is your plan to ensure we’re ready for a second wave?," asked the senator.
"We don’t have a vaccine, the population is unlikely to have a high level of immunity. The risk of resurgence is very real," replied Tam.
Trudging on with the gloomy premonitions, Tam called on Canadians to be "prepared for a possible return and even bigger wave in the fall and winter season, but it could be actually any time."
"We need to be constantly prepared," she concluded.
Very little information is known about the coronavirus. This was seen most clearly in the early days of the pandemic where Dr. Tam claimed that ten percent of the population would become infected. "This is absolutely, positively wrong," said epidemiologist Amir Attaran at the time.