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The New York Times, Mar. 5, 2020
Putting the Long Voting Lines in Context
I called Rick Hasen, [Chancellor’s] Professor of law and political science at the University of California, Irvine, to get some context. Mr. Hasen, who specializes in election law, said that, going into the election cycle, he had been concerned about the number of changes Los Angeles County officials were making simultaneously as part of a $300 million overhaul. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: AccessNYT.com]

CNBC, Mar. 5, 2020
Trump may be eligible for a tax break after donating his salary to stop the coronavirus
“Taxpayers can claim a deduction for gifts to the federal government as long as they itemize deductions on their returns,” said Joshua Blank, a law professor at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. “Trump gets the income and he wants to give it to someone else,” he said. “Is there a deduction allowed? “By statute, the answer is yes,” Blank added. “But he has to pay taxes on income received.”

Orange County Register, Mar. 4, 2020
Are hospitals prepared for coronavirus surge in Southern California?
At UCI Medical Center in Orange, the evolving CDC guidelines on coronavirus has meant regular updating of contact and screening protocols, said John Murray, UCI Health system public information officer. Murray said the medical center’s Epidemiology and Infection Prevention team created a series of detailed checklists for staff and physicians on disease screening, how to minimize exposure to others by properly isolating patients, how to protect themselves through the correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE), and how to manage the movement of a COVID-19 patient within the health system. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Daily Pilot, Mar. 4, 2020
UC Irvine panel cites progress in female leadership but also ‘resilient barriers’
Though more women are rising through the ranks to positions in the executive suite, the fight for female leadership isn’t over, according to a panel discussion at UC Irvine to commemorate International Women’s Day. “As we know, women’s leadership is a global priority. Recent years have seen dramatic gains in women’s social, political and economic leadership. Yet, simultaneously, nowhere in the world do women hold equal power to men in influencing and exercising authority worldwide,” Catherine Bolzendahl, an associate professor of sociology at the university, said Monday. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

CNN Health, Mar. 4, 2020
An egg a day may be fine for you after all, a new study says
Science has fought for over 50 years over whether eggs are a “nutritional bogeyman for cardiovascular risk,” said Andrew Odegaard, an assistant professor in the department of epidemiology at the University of California in Irvine, in an editorial published with the study. Based on this study, Odegaard said the “epic tennis match between two camps” isn’t over. For one, as with much of nutrition research, the studies in the analysis are observational, with no way to measure a true cause and effect.

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