UCI News

KPCC, Mar. 9, 2020 (Audio)
Coronavirus Riverside Public Health, A Day Without a Woman, ECE Trauma Training
Coronavirus ask an expert. … Guest: Dr. Shruti Gohil [associate medical director, epidemiology and infection prevention, UCI Health], she’s helping lead the effort to prepare the hospital for Covid-19 at the Medical Center at the University of California at Irvine. [Starts 19:33]

Glendale News-Press, Mar. 9, 2020 (Opinion)
Column: The coronavirus is just one of many reasons to stop shaking hands
Little is known as yet about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19, said [Public Health Assistant Professor] Daniel M. Parker, an infectious disease epidemiologist and demographer at UC Irvine. … “If you’re in a situation where it isn’t necessary, I think it would be good to limit handshaking even in the absence of our current situation,” he said. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

East Asia Forum, Mar. 10, 2020
Hong Kong’s coronavirus response adds fuel to protests
Jeffrey Wasserstrom, Chancellor’s Professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, writes: “How long will Hong Kong’s protests last? Will Beijing send troops in to quell them? I grew used to being asked these two questions while working on Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink last year, but by the time the book published in February, a different pair of questions had taken their place. Will big gatherings in Hong Kong start up again once people stop worrying about the spread of the coronavirus? And how will this public health crisis affect Hong Kong’s future?”

BBC, Feb. 26, 2020
American parenting styles sweep Europe
Parents in developed nations across the globe are spending more time on their children, according to a 2016 study by US and Italian academics. … One of the report’s authors, [UCI Distinguished Professor, sociology] Judith Treas, said time spent with children was “regarded as critical for positive cognitive, behavioural and academic outcomes”. These beliefs, she said, “have taken hold among the best-educated residents of Western countries and are also diffusing to their counterparts who have less schooling.”

The Washington Post, Mar. 8, 2020
The media is blowing its chance to head off an Election Day debacle
“The media has a huge role to play in helping things to go well,” said Richard Hasen, a law professor at the University of California at Irvine and the author of “Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust and the Threat to American Democracy.” But, Hasen said, that has to happen now, not in September or October when it’s too late. If journalists turn their searchlights on potential problems, Hasen told me, they can help prevent “situations where losers don’t accept the results as legitimate.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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