UCI News

KCAL9, Aug. 12, 2020 (Video)
UC Irvine debuts county comparison site
UCI researchers have put together a new COVID-19 trends website that compares cases across several counties. … Suellen Hopfer, UCI assistant professor of public health said, “We want to understand the impact of policies in reducing the public health burden and that we need to continue to flatten the curve, otherwise we are going to continue to see a reemergence.”

BBC, Aug. 12, 2020
Agnes Chow: Hong Kong activist hailed as the ‘real Mulan’
Jeff Wasserstrom, [UCI Chancellor’s Professor of history wrote on Twitter], “The idea of Agnes Chow as the true Mulan is showing up in all sorts of ways (in varied languages and Tweets from varied places) on the Internet (see this image ); the latest in a string of fascinating Hong Kong meets Hollywood protest angles.”

ValueWalk, Aug. 12, 2020
Why investors should pay attention to job postings
“There’s much more focus on job postings in the news during the COVID-19 crisis, and that information signals the economy as well as how firms are doing,” said co-author Ben Lourie of University of California, Irvine. “Our study is the first to actually provide evidence that this is the case.”

Los Angeles Times, Aug. 12, 2020
Medical experts speak out against Anaheim councilwoman’s claim that wearing masks causes dental issues
Dr. Shruti Gohil, associate medical director of Epidemiology and Infection Prevention at UC Irvine, said if masks caused dental issues then surgeons and other medical professionals would have a higher incidence of them because they wear masks daily for prolonged periods of time. “Even dentists wear masks themselves all day long,” Gohil said. “This flies in the face of any type of known information and really is concerning to me.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Bloomberg, Aug. 12, 2020
Wall Street Democrats rejoice at Biden’s pick of Kamala Harris Wall Street is relieved because Biden and Harris are more moderate than the Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren wing of the party, said Mehrsa Baradaran, who researches banking and race at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “Even when Senator Harris went after JPMorgan — she puts that up as one of her big things in California — she did it through legal enforcement, as opposed to regulatory restructuring, breaking up the banks, capital requirements,” Baradaran said.

Previously “In the News”