UCI News

KCRW, Jan. 14, 2022 (Audio)
Should you catch Omicron ‘to get it over with’ and re-use N95 masks?
With the latest variant being so contagious, there’s a sense of “let’s just get it over with.” That lax attitude is troubling health professionals, including Dr. Jose Mayorga, the executive director of the UCI Health Family Health Centers. … Dr. Mayorga: “You do not know how serious COVID infection will be for you or the people you live with. That’s a big issue. We don’t want to be spreading this around, especially to those at home. … the best thing to do is to ensure that you’re up to date on your vaccinations and taking the right precautions.”

The Orange County Register, Jan. 19, 2022
Charles Mingus at 100: Jazz icon’s son, bandmate Charles McPherson talk ahead of UC Irvine event
Eric Mingus hasn’t done many interviews about his father …. But when the University of California, Irvine invited him to join a virtual panel titled “Centennial: 100 Years of Charles Mingus,” Eric Mingus said yes. Others including saxophonist Charles McPherson, who played in Mingus’s band for more than a decade, and Morris Eagle, who promoted Mingus’s early concerts, are also on the program that begins at 5 p.m. on Jan. 26. (To register for the free event go to Eventbrite.com and search for Charles Mingus.) [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

The New York Times, Jan. 14, 2022
Democrats Face a Dilemma on Voting: Compromise or Keep Pressing?
“I’ve been saying this for the last year: The No. 1 priority should be ensuring we have a fair vote count,” said Richard L. Hasen, a law [Chancellor’s] Professor at the University of California, Irvine, who has drafted his own prescriptions for safeguarding elections after Election Day. “We are in a new level of crisis. I never expected in the contemporary United States that we would have to have legislation around a fair vote count, but we have to have it now.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

Managed Healthcare Executive, Jan. 17, 2022
Bumps in the Road Ahead for Retail Health
The clinics at drugstores such as CVS, Walgreens and Walmart are a draw because of their convenience and easy access, says Joyce Yu-Chia Lee, a health sciences clinical professor at the University of California, Irvine. … The clinics tend to provide care “especially for people who do not have a primary care physician,” such as younger people, notes Lee, the University of California, Irvine, professor. “Retail is more geared to people with less complicated conditions,” she adds.

RT Network, Jan. 17, 2022 (Video)
The Rise of South Korean Culture: From the US Military, To Squid Game & K-Pop
On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to Prof. [of East Asian studies] Kyung Hyun Kim, author of ‘Hegemonic Mimicry: Korean Popular Culture of the Twenty-First Century’. He discusses the rise of South Korean culture which has become a global phenomenon, South Korean culture mimicking US culture through the experience of the American troop presence and evolving into a culture of its own, the significance of the worldwide appeal of South Korean-produced music and film such as Squid Game during a crisis in capitalism and much more.


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