UCI News

Every county in So Cal offers residents public updates on Covid, except OC

Voice of OC, Aug. 5, 2021

August 5, 2021

Every county in So Cal offers residents public updates on Covid, except OC

“What your readers have to understand is that percent positivity and hospitalizations are the two numbers I pay most attention to,” said UC Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], in a phone interview last week. … “I think primarily the message people are getting is that the pandemic is essentially over. Public health officials are talking as if COVID is behind us. So it’s no surprise that people are getting together.” [said] UC Irvine epidemiologist Sanghyuk Shin, [nursing associate professor], … Suellen Hopfer,  an [assistant] professor in UCI’s department of population health and disease prevention, said public health officials should be pushing out as much information as possible to the public — especially on vaccines.