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USA Today interviewed Dr. Timothy Brewer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about whether increasing COVID-19 case counts and deaths are going to become a regular wintertime experience in the U.S.
For the first time in two months, COVID-19 case counts and deaths are rising again in most U.S. states, especially in the northern tier and Rocky Mountains, according to a USA TODAY analysis of Johns Hopkins University data.
Does this mean a fifth wave of the pandemic is cresting?
With a virus this new to humanity it's impossible to say, said Dr. Susan Kline, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of Minnesota medical school.