COVID cases continue to increase in California. We could see levels that surpass the big omicron wave last Winter.

Andrew Noymer, associate professor of public health at UC Irvine says, “We’re back on an indoor mask mandate here at UC Irvine. … COVID has been around now for 30 months and it’s affected all of our lives and nothing [that] has been this persistent and has affected us this much is going to remain politics free for this long. And, you know, the fact that we have different policies and different postures in different counties in California and different states in the United States is a reflection of, you know, the underlying politics.” [Starts 23:17]