Analyzing New Upticks in COVID Cases

Michael Cailas, PhD, associate professor of environmental and occupational health sciences, was interviewed by the Chicago Tribune on recent increases in COVID-19 infections, both in the U.S. and on a global basis.  Cailas noted new variants, which seem to spread more quickly, are a particular concern at the moment.

Michael Cailas, associate professor at the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said the Chicago area is in a similar place, which he called a ‘transition plateau phase,’ as it was last summer, before a surge of cases in the fall. On the positive side, he said deaths are slightly decreasing.

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