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Inside Higher Ed, July 26, 2022
Mask Mandates Return to Some California Universities
David Souleles, director of UC Irvine’s COVID-19 response team, said that most students and faculty on campus for summer session are respecting the mask mandate. He said it’s unclear whether the university will keep the mandate in place for the fall, but he hopes people on campus continue to wear masks regardless. “You’re never going to have 100 percent compliance, but I’ve been seeing very good compliance here,” he said. “Masking is a polarizing issue, but generally speaking people at UC Irvine get that our goal is to keep people as safe as possible.”

Reuters, July 25, 2022
Analysis: Biden, Democrats need moderate Republican Powell to fight inflation
Gary Richardson, a University of California, Irvine, economics professor said the bipartisan approach is meant to shield the Fed from political pressure. But inflation tends “to create a lot of trouble for incumbent politicians and that’s been a constant over centuries. It’s going to be the same in November.”

Eat This, Not That!, July 24, 2022
Simple Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack, Say Doctors
“There are many things women and men can do to prevent a heart attack,” says UC Irvine’s Dr. Shaista Malik, a cardiologist specializing in cardiovascular imaging and public health. … One way to help avoid a heart attack is to “Start by knowing your numbers for blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar,” says Dr. Malik, medical director of UC Irvine’s Preventive Cardiology Program. “Almost 50 percent of people who die suddenly from a heart attack have no prior symptoms. Keeping tabs on these numbers gives you a good idea of your heart health.”

Pharmaceutical Technology, July 25, 2022
Do generics producers have what it takes to tackle complex and specialty drugs?
According to Schulman, “specialty” largely refers to the high cost they command, and not necessarily their complexity. But there are some exceptions. For example, JAK inhibitors are oral drugs that feature a certain complexity, says Jonathan Watanabe, PhD, professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, Irvine.

KNBC, July 26, 2022 (Video)
UC Irvine Graduate Takes Viral Photos
Native South LA UC Irvine graduate [Jaylen Davis] took pictures where he spent three years as a bus driver.

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