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News & Spotlights

Article: Experts disagree on second wave of COVID-19 this fall - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (UCI News)
September 21, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the Program in Public Health, University of California, Irvine, said the second wave will flow across the country. “I firmly believe we will see distinct second waves, including places that are done with the first waves. New York, I’m looking at you,” he told the Post. “I expect fall waves starting in mid-October and getting worse as fall heads into winter and reaching a crescendo certainly after the election. Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February.”

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Article: Here’s one district’s plans, Capistrano Unified, for a safe return of students to classrooms - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Orange County Register)
September 21, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and an associate professor of public health at UC Irvine, said with the improving health conditions in the county, he’s comfortable with campuses opening, but he still has some concerns with students being asymptomatic – meaning they have the virus, but aren’t showing symptoms. “My biggest fear is actually not the children,” he said. “Kids really don’t get sick from this bug. They get infected, so they test positive, but illness is quite rare. “I’m worried the role infection can play in transmission.”

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Article: Vaccine maker halts trial following unexplained illness in volunteer - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (HealthDay)
September 09, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

“I firmly believe we will see distinct second waves, including in places that are done with their first waves. New York City, I’m looking at you,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California at Irvine, told the Post. “I expect fall waves starting in mid-October and getting worse as fall heads into winter, and reaching a crescendo certainly after the election,” he told the newspaper. “Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February.”

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Podcast: COVID-19 In the U.S., Just Before Labor Day - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (KUCI)
September 08, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

Over the full hour, we get another installment from UCI epidemiologist Andrew Noymer, who offers his inestimable insights about the COVID-19 pandemic. Surging and spreading trends, vaccines, and testing, are in the mix. At the close, Noymer notes the work of Gina Neff regarding the impacts of self-tracking on privacy. In a separate podcast, posted on this same day, is an extended interview on how excess deaths could be attributed to COVID-19.

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Article: Experts project autumn surge in coronavirus cases, with a peak after Election Day - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (The Washington Post)
September 05, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

“I firmly believe we will see distinct second waves, including in places that are done with their first waves. New York City, I’m looking at you,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine …. “I expect fall waves starting in mid-October and getting worse as fall heads into winter, and reaching a crescendo certainly after the election,” he said. “Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February.”

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Article: As tough COVID summer ends, experts warn of a tougher fall, winter - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (HealthDay)
September 08, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

“I firmly believe we will see distinct second waves, including in places that are done with their first waves. New York City, I’m looking at you,” Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California, Irvine, told the Post. “I expect fall waves starting in mid-October and getting worse as fall heads into winter, and reaching a crescendo certainly after the election,” he told the newspaper. “Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February.”

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Article: India may soon overtake U.S. to have most coronavirus cases in world - featuring Prof. Andrew Noymer (Newsweek)
September 08, 2020 - Public Health News Spotlight

Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist at the University of California at Irvine, told the Washington Post he believes “fall waves” will begin in the middle of October, and reach a “crescendo” after the election on November 3. “Some places will peak around Thanksgiving, some places will peak around Christmas, some places not until January and February,” he told the Post.

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