OC’s weekly COVID-19 numbers continue to decline

Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, has predicted that COVID-19 will be mild this summer but may pick up again in the fall. He has said that people should be given a break from mask wearing during the good months because they might have to mask up again in the fall. Others have argued that if people ditch masks now, they won’t put on a face covering again later when it is necessary.