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Health, April 21, 2022
What Are the Symptoms of BA.2? Common Signs of the Omicron Subvariant
The most prevalent symptoms of BA.2 “often mimic symptoms of the common cold” or other seasonal viruses Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, director and founding dean at the University of California, Irvine, public health program, told Health. These signs, Boden-Albala said, include fever, chills, fatigue, cough, body aches, shortness of breath, and sore throat.

The New York Times, April 22, 2022
The U.S. Appealed to Reinstate Masks. But Is It Seeking to Win?
Michele Goodwin, a [Chancellor’s Professor of law] who specializes in health policy at the University of California, Irvine, said the standards for winning a request to stay a judicial order can be even higher than for an appeal. … “Losing sends a very strong message, and not just for the matter that happens to be at hand, but for other cases related to public health and safety,” she said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Orange County Business Journal, April 21, 2022
Tiffany Lopez Named Dean of UCI’s Claire Trevor School
Tiffany Lopez, PhD, formerly of Arizona State University, has been named dean of UC Irvine’s Claire Trevor School of the Arts. Lopez will replace Dean Stephen Barker, who is retiring after six years of service. She will assume her new role on July 1. … “UCI’s visionary founders included a school of fine arts in our academic plan so that the study and creation of art would be integral to our students’ experiences,” UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman said in a statement. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Guardian, April 22, 2022 (Podcast)
What caused the rise of anti-Asian hate crime in the US? Politics Weekly America – podcast
Last year, President Biden signed the anti-Asian hate crimes bill into law. Jonathan Freedland speaks to Claire Kim, professor of political science and Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine, about what’s behind the recent rise in anti-Asian hate in America, why this is an issue both sides of Congress can actually agree on, and what influence Asian-American voters could have in the midterms and in 2024.

Newsweek, April 20, 2022
Tossing and Turning at Night? How to Get More Deep Sleep
Sara Mednick, a professor of cognitive science at the University of California, Irvine, told Newsweek: “The truth is that there is no scientific definition for deep sleep, but people use it to refer to slow-wave sleep, which is the stage of sleep that is considered the most restorative.” … Mednick said there were many actions people could take to get more deep sleep …. “The best one is going to bed early and keeping that bedtime consistent. The timing ensures that you get enough deep sleep and the consistency helps your brain form the habit of getting sleepy at the same time every night.”

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