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Apodaca: Revisiting Dr. Dark Cloud’s predictions a year into the pandemic

Daily Pilot, April 14, 2021 (Column)

April 14, 2021

Apodaca: Revisiting Dr. Dark Cloud’s predictions a year into the pandemic

A year ago I interviewed Dr. Dark Cloud, and it was a jaw-dropper. Otherwise known as Andrew Noymer, an associate professor of Public Health at UC Irvine and a noted authority on past pandemics and a self-identified data nerd — the good doctor discussed with me the coronavirus pandemic, which was then still in its early stages. … I caught up with Noymer recently to ask him to reflect on the past year, how his expectations matched up with reality, what we’ve learned about the spread of the novel coronavirus and what we might experience going forward.