Hard to say how big COVID-19 wave gets, experts say

COVID-19 case rates have spiked again, fueled by another strain of a familiar variant, and again public officials are figuring out how to handle it. … “It hasn’t rocked my world to be honest with you,” said University of California, Irvine epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health]. … But the illness is already making renewed efforts on U.S. shores, what Noymer doesn’t know is how big it will get. … While local numbers have not yet been alarming, Noymer said that’s no indication that a wave is not coming.