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New York City Inches Toward Covid-19 Becoming Endemic

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 25, 2021

October 25, 2021

New York City Inches Toward Covid-19 Becoming Endemic

“New York and New Jersey are going to be in the U.S. where I would look first for the transition to endemicity,” or the point when the virus is still circulating in the background but the disease is more manageable, said Andrew Noymer, a [public health associate professor and], infectious-disease epidemiologist … at the University of California, Irvine. “It’s also, quite frankly, the canary in the coal mine, conversely, if there is a significant winter wave.”