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.”