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‘Turning the corner’: U.S. COVID outlook reaches most hopeful point yet

The New York Times, May 6, 2021

May 6, 2021

‘Turning the corner’: U.S. COVID outlook reaches most hopeful point yet

For the moment, though, epidemiologists are uncharacteristically optimistic. “We’re in a really good spell and we can act accordingly,” said Andrew Noymer, an [associate professor and] epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine, who said it made sense to loosen restrictions now, when the risk is lower than it might be this winter.