Six months in, lessons learned from COVID-19 and what’s next

Posted at 5:30 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 19:04:47-04

BALTIMORE — Wednesday marks six months to the date of the first U.S. case of COVID-19 and we've still got a lot to learn.

Johns Hopkins hosted a webinar where experts discussed everything from the disease in children, to concerns about a second surge. They say we're still in the first wave.

"We are not out of the woods yet. My message would be we need patience and perseverance to get through this crisis and to focus on the basics and best practices that we all know so well like hand hygiene masking and social distancing, possible to re-open while doing these things," said Dr. Lisa Maragakis, Associate Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Maragakis says states that are seeing increased numbers following the reopening.

She's concerned about Fourth of July celebrations and people continuing to practice social distancing, so we don't see more cases in the next few weeks.