When could COVID actually be just a seasonal illness?
Andrew Noymer, [associate professor of public health], an epidemiologist and demographer who studies infectious diseases at University of California, Irvine, told the Huffington Post that COVID-19 may never become seasonal. “I can’t absolutely rule out that it never will — that it will be the one exception that disproves the rule,” he said. However, Noymer’s guess is that COVID-19 will become a seasonal problem that surges in the wintertime. “In the United States, all of the largest spikes have been in the winter, so it is kind of seasonal in that respect,” he explained.