Lots of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, but experts believe we may be nearing the top
Lots of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, but experts believe we may be nearing the top

Lots of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are on the rise, but experts believe we may be nearing the top


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“The general trend is that this wave would be smaller than the Omicron wave and in most places smaller than the Delta wave.”

COVID test at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Barry Chin / Globe staff

In a worrying trend for a state trying to get back to normal, Massachusetts COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations have been steadily rising for several weeks. But experts say the spring wave may soon begin to subside without reaching levels similar to last winter’s lethal Omicron rise.

“It’s too early for me to be sure we’re peaking, but I think we’re getting closer,” said Matthew Fox, professor of epidemiology and global health at Boston University School of Public Health. “I do not think it will be a very strong or prolonged wave because we have so much built up immunity to immunization and past infection,” Fox said in an email.

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration and board member of Pfizer Inc., said Wednesday on CNBC-TV: “There’s clearly a wave of infection going through the Northeast right now,” but “it seems to be peaks right now. “

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