UCI News

CNBC – Make It, June 18, 2022
It’s getting harder to gauge your Covid risk levels—tracking these 4 metrics can help
Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist and associate professor of [public] health at the University of California, Irvine, says that daily case counts can still be useful — as long as you know how to read them. First: Focus on local cases in your area rather than national data, “because the timing of various peaks and valleys differs from place to place,” Noymer tells CNBC Make It. … “When things get worse, we should change our behavior,” he says. “At that point, masking in public indoor spaces is something that people should definitely consider. It’s relatively easy to do, and we know it works.”

KCBS, June 18, 2022 (Video)
Concerns that interest rate hikes will slow economy into recession
Kandiss Crone reports on how focus has shifted to whether the Federal Reserve’s interest rate hike will actually bring down inflation or risk a recession by slowing the economy. Experts weighing in on the issue include UCI professor of economics, Eric Swanson: “For the inflation, in particular, there’s a lot of demand. Supply has still not completely bounced back to where it was before the pandemic – there’s still a lot of supply chain disruptions coming from China, for instance.”

The New York Times, June 16, 2022
Phil Tippett’s World in (Stop) Motion
A maverick of stop-motion animation and a restless Renaissance man, Phil Tippett is the visual effects alchemist responsible for emblematic sequences in some of the most popular American film productions of the 1980s and ’90s. … After pursuing a conceptual art education at the University of California, Irvine, he honed his unique skill set experimenting with stop-motion, and then making commercials at the Cascade Pictures studio in Los Angeles. As a part of the teams that helped realize the imaginative worlds of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, Tippett earned two Academy Awards.

Slate, June 18, 2022 (Podcast)
Somewhere John Roberts Is Screaming Into an Expensive Pillow
Dahlia Lithwick is joined by CNN legal analyst Joan Biskupic and election law [UCI Chancellor’s] Professor Richard Hasen for what could be called “Amicus: Wheels Coming Off Edition”. We’re still waiting for a bevy of blockbuster decisions [by the Supreme Court], and despite Chief Justice John Roberts’ solemn wish to steady the ship, events at the January 6th select committee seem destined to scupper it. Joan, Rick and Dahlia talk about what’s to come in the most unusual last two weeks of June at the court that any of them can remember.

Good Housekeeping, June 18, 2022
6 Long COVID Symptoms Experts Say Are Warning Signs Your Health Hasn’t Fully Recovered
Jaclyn L. Leong, D.O., an internal medicine specialist at UCI Health in Orange County, says there isn’t also a clear-cut pattern in symptoms or severity among those who are currently experiencing Long COVID. … “There is not a specific combination of signs and symptoms that we know of in every patient, a lot of the symptoms are varied from person to person,” Dr. Leong explains. “We have several developing theories as to the pathophysiology and causes of these common symptoms, which are still being studied.”

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