Emergency physicians across the US are beginning to see an uptick in severe coronavirus cases, prompting fears that the second wave of the virus is coming, according to Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine physician with Brown University in Rhode Island.
"We are all seeing increasing numbers of Covid-19 patients who are coming into our ER's, who are getting really sick, requiring hospitalization and even intensive care," Ranney told CNN’s Erica Hill.
We are all deeply afraid that this is the beginning of that dreaded second wave," Ranney said.
She noted the spike in cases which occurred among younger people about a month ago is now spreading within communities.
We still don't have adequate personal protective equipment for physicians and nurses on the front lines across the country," she said. "We still don't have adequate testing supplies."
Ranney emphasized that there is still no cure for the virus.
"We're quite fearful for what we are heading into," she said.