OC Continues to Grapple With Skyrocketing Coronavirus Cases and Hospitalizations

“We’re just going to see a continuation of the same trend we’re seeing … then after that we’re going to see an explosion, I would predict,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health expert Andrew Noymer in a Friday phone interview. … “What we see by Christmas time is anybody’s guess,” Noymer said. “It may be bad enough that people actually pay attention this time. It’s a little hard to say that the Thanksgiving explosion will be followed by a Christmas explosion.”