Are we declaring pandemic over too fast? State’s June 15 deadline for reopening splits experts

“I do believe that we’ll be in a much better place June 15 than we are even today,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health]. But …. “These things can kind of turn around,” Noymer said, noting that Michigan has seen an unnerving uptick in cases in the past month. … Much progress has been made in getting vaccines into the field, with about 40% of the state’s adults getting at least one dose, said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of UC Irvine’s School of Public Health. But she’d like to see that number at least doubled before people go back to a pre-pandemic “normal.”