OC keeps on positive path for COVID-19 statistics

“Things are looking good in Orange County; things are genuinely on the upswing,” said Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention. “People say, ‘Aren’t you worried about the variants coming and taking over and, of course, I’m worried … but the numbers don’t show that happening here yet,” he said. … Vaccinations are key to emerging from the pandemic, Noymer said.