As California reopens, 6 things you need to know about COVID-19

“Let’s not forget that this is an ongoing pandemic,” said Andrew Noymer, [associate professor and] epidemiologist at University of California, Irvine. For example, “in Orange County, Latino males are lagging in vaccination, so that is a group that is still at risk,” he said. Come fall or winter, it is likely the state will see another wave of infections, he said.