Hokkaido: case study for reopening too early
Axtremus last edited by
Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido ... acted quickly and contained an early outbreak of the coronavirus with a 3-week lockdown. But, when the governor lifted restrictions, a second wave of infections hit even harder. Twenty-six days later, the island was forced back into lockdown.
George K last edited by
Given the time period where one is asymptomatic and infectious, this is not particularly surprising. A "W" shaped cycle is what a lot of people are predicting. Hokkaido just did it earlier.
Loki last edited by
Surprised weather is not a considered variable. It’s still relatively cold there.