Health officials, experts still cautious of COVID-19 despite reopening

We’re in a lenient period in the summer, the seasonality of the virus is becoming apparent, and a lot of the U.S. population has been vaccinated — not enough, but a lot,” UC Irvine Epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], explained. “But, that doesn’t mean the pandemic is over. If there’s one thing that’s consistent messaging is that it’s not over yet.”