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Covid-19: what you need to know about the second wave | The Economist

Published on 30 Jun 2020 / In Travel & Events

The world now faces the threat of a second wave of coronavirus outbreaks. Zanny Minton Beddoes, The Economist’s editor-in-chief, and Slavea Chankova, our health-care correspondent, answer your questions.

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Question timecodes:
00:49 - In what ways will the second wave be different to the first wave?
01:44 - Assuming a second wave happens, what is the likelihood that people will comply with another lockdown?
02:37 - Can we expect further waves until we reach herd immunity?
03:30 - How can the world collaborate to stop the spread of covid-19?
04:48 - What impact is covid-19 having on elections in the democratic world?
06:11 - What happens if another virus comes up before we find a vaccine for covid-19?
06:53 - Will the stockmarket decline again with the second wave?
07:47 - What do you think are the positive effects of the pandemic?
09:07 - Can countries afford another long-term lockdown?

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