The vaccinated and boosted should be balancing risk and reward, said Andrew Noymer, associate professor [of public health] at the University of California, Irvine. Ask yourself: Does the enjoyment you’ll get out of a concert, for example, make the chance of infection worth it? Noymer said at this point, he feels comfortable continuing to eat at restaurants. “I would probably be willing to return to only eating at home if the situation calls for it. Before the winter is over, there may be a 4-6 week period I eschew dining out,” he said, but he’s not there yet.