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Experts Predict If And When COVID Will Become A Seasonal Illness

HuffPost, May 12, 2022

May 12, 2022

Experts Predict If And When COVID Will Become A Seasonal Illness

Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], an epidemiologist and demographer who studies infectious diseases at University of California, Irvine, expects COVID to become winter-dominant, like the flu, in the long run. SARS-CoV-2 is already somewhat seasonal and predictable in nature. “In the United States, all of the largest spikes have been in the winter, so it is kind of seasonal in that respect,” Noymer said.