As of time of writing, the United States has a whopping 825,306 confirmed COVID-19 cases while the death toll has soared to 45,075, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

As if these figures aren't grim enough, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Robert Redfield warned that a second wave of COVID-19 could possibly strike the United States next winter.

That's not all, he warned that the second wave could be even tougher to contain and combat altogether as the highly contagious coronavirus ‘would likely arrive at the start of influenza season'.

The CDC director also advised authorities to be prepared for the possible tougher battle ahead as the probable COVID-19 epidemic and influenza epidemic together would strain the country's healthcare system even more than the ongoing COVID-19 battle has already done so.

Although safe distancing, drastic stay-at-home orders, the shutting of businesses and schools across the nation have certainly helped slow the spread of COVID-19 infections in the United States gradually, millions of people have lost their jobs in such a short span of time due to the unprecedented coronavirus outbreak and severity.

Some Americans have since taken to the streets to voice their unhappiness and frustration regarding said stay-at-home orders in recent days. Protesters - some without face masks - thronged the streets and the CDC reckons it's a terrible idea. As a matter of fact, there are people who have been infected by COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. Gathering in large numbers could definitely make it easier for the coronavirus to spread rapidly and worsen the situation.

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