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"What do the Next Six Months Look Like for the COVID Pandemic?"

Fortune interviewed Dr. Timothy Brewer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about the future course of the COVID-19 pandemic

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Cases of COVID-19 are trending down nationally, and many states and cities are lifting mask and vaccine restrictions. But before you rush out to book your next vacation, experts say that the pandemic is not over yet. 

Nothing about the future course of the COVID-19 pandemic is certain. The coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19 infections, is really difficult to predict. “The absolute truth of the matter is no one knows,” says Dr. Gregory Poland, head of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group.

Fortune asked six leading infectious disease experts to weigh in on where they think COVID is going over the next six months and how Americans should be thinking about their protection from infection and severe illness at this point.