Experts Warn of Another Fall COVID-19 Surge in WNY

Updated September 11, 2021

Multiple stories reported that local experts warned that Western New York will likely experience another surge of new COVID-19 cases this fall, according to recent models from UB. “I’m quite concerned that we’re going to see another wave this fall again at roughly the same time, when the weather gets cold and when we enter the so-called ‘respiratory season,’” said Peter Winkelstein, MD, executive director of the UB Institute for Healthcare Informatics and clinical professor of pediatrics. “Added to that concern is that we’re starting out right now at a much higher level of transmission of the virus in the community than we were at the same time last year.”