Morning brief: with COVID-19 cases on the rise, here’s how to approach the summer

I talked to Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and [an associate] professor [of public health] at University of California, Irvine. He says, first and foremost, COVID will always be with us. … “When COVID is always with us, you get what we have now, which is waves,” he says. … This summer, he says, the wave will be modest. … Even though COVID is less deadly than it used to be, there is something that concerns him: Long COVID. “We still don’t really understand this mysterious portfolio of symptoms that are known as Long COVID. That’s a huge big deal,” he says. … Noymer says he still wears a mask. He encourages other people to wear masks.