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Orange County’s weekly COVID-19 metrics decline

Spectrum News 1 (City News Service), Aug. 31, 2021

August 31, 2021

Orange County’s weekly COVID-19 metrics decline

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, told City News Service it is difficult for epidemiologists at this point to predict the next waves. … “Even COVID scientists don’t really know where this is going exactly, and I would say that a wave that is kicked off by school reopening could start now, but maybe it’ll fizzle. We’re not out of the woods, but it’s encouraging that we’re not seeing huge increases in the wake of school openings.”