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How likely is an L.A. COVID spike after the Super Bowl?

KTLA5, Feb. 11, 2022

February 11, 2022

How likely is an L.A. COVID spike after the Super Bowl?

KTLA spoke with an epidemiology expert from UC Irvine who said he doesn’t believe there will be a new surge after the big game. “I’m not predicting sort of a calamitous new wave sparked by the Super Bowl,” said Andrew Noymer, associate professor of [public health] at UC Irvine. … COVID-19 vaccines are a “huge game changer,” Noymer said. “The timing of the Super Bowl coming during declining test positivity, declining prevalence, declining incidence of the virus means that we can get away with a lot more than we would have been able to four weeks ago, or probably six weeks ago.”