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Everyone ‘probably all going to get COVID…in the next 10 years,’ expert says

KCBS Radio San Francisco, Jan. 10, 2022 (Audio)

January 10, 2022

Everyone ‘probably all going to get COVID…in the next 10 years,’ expert says

Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], at UC Irvine studying infectious diseases and mortality [said], “Keep in mind, we’re probably all going to get COVID in some way shape or form in the next 10 years,” he explained. “Hopefully, it’s a breakthrough case and it’s never too late to get vaccinated. Avoiding COVID entirely will probably be something like a child having avoided chickenpox back in the day before we vaccinated against chickenpox.” … Given the overwhelming surge of new coronavirus cases across the U.S., Noymer said we’re likely in for “a few more weeks” of the current wave before it begins to ease.