COVID-19 hospitalizations in Orange County drop below 100 for first time in months

“That’s amazing,” Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service …. “There’s nothing epidemiologically different between 95 and 105, but lower is better and there is a psychology to all of this. Even to an epidemiologist we’re still susceptible to the psychology of it all, so I’m pleased.” … Noymer said it was too early to say whether vaccine reticence will have an impact on reaching herd immunity. … “Herd immunity doesn’t mean extinction of COVID-19,” he said.