Coronavirus: Light at the end of the tunnel? Yes, but it may be a long ride

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and population health scientist at UC Irvine, said that while the vaccines expected to be distributed in coming days are “the best thing to happen in a long time,” they are “coming a little too late to have a major influence over the dynamics of the current wave” of infections. “I would characterize the recent vaccine developments as the light at the end of the tunnel,” Noymer said.