California marks reopening anniversary amid COVID-19 surge

Andrew Noymer, [associate public health professor,] epidemiologist and health demographer at UC Irvine studying infectious diseases and mortality, told KCBS Radio’s “Ask An Expert” that coronavirus is going to be with us forever. “We’ve learned a lot and we’re still learning almost every day about this disease,” he said. “COVID is endemic. … “It’s not going to be eradicated, it’s going to be with us for the rest of our lives, hopefully in a much more attenuated form, but it’s not going to vanish or be eradicated,” he said. “That’s why we’re still having waves at 12 months to the day from when California reopened.”