Special Report

More Superspreader Events Are Coming; Scientists Are Worried

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A fourth wave might be on the way

As 24/7 Wall St. reported earlier this week, a primary question about the disease is whether there will be a fourth wave of rapid spread. In other words, a fast and early reopening of the economy, combined with variants and a nation that has not been entirely vaccinated, could trigger another deadly phase of infections and deaths. Events that involve large numbers of people, unprotected by masks and social distancing, would only make matters worse.