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ABC News, March 24, 2021
Inside the ‘cyclone’ of brain fog many COVID-19 long haulers are still experiencing
A study not yet peer reviewed from Survivor Corps, in collaboration with Indiana University, University of California Irvine and the Mayo Clinic, was released Tuesday. It surveyed more than 5,000 self-reported long haulers recruited from online COVID-19 support groups and showed that more than half of respondents had prolonged difficulty concentrating and more than a third experienced long-term memory problems and dizziness.

USA Today, March 20, 2021
Stop Asian hate, Stop Black hate, stop all hate: Many Americans call for unity against racism
“Racism can be applied to any non-white group,” said political science professor Claire Jean Kim of the University of California, Irvine. “But anti-Blackness is a structural feature of society that keeps Black people at the bottom. It’s a force that pushes anyone up who is not Black and pushes down anyone who is not white. For Asians and Hispanics, it’s a force that lifts them above Blacks.”

YurView (Cox Communications), March 23, 2021
UCI eSports: Making a Lucrative Career out of Video Games
UCI is the first public university to create an official eSports program and is regarded as one of the best and most comprehensive in the world. With a successful Computer Game Science major, a thriving gaming community, and a history of elite competition, UCI is a natural place for eSports to thrive. We interviewed Mark Deppe, eSports Director at UCI, to learn more about the program.

KCBS, March 19, 2021
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Trend Down In OC
Andrew Noymer, a UC Irvine [associate] professor of population health and disease prevention, said that hospitalization rates are the key metric for the public to watch. “As cases fall and testing goes up the case rates can be deceptively misleading,” Noymer said Thursday. “The hospitalizations is what you really want to look for… and they’re going in the right direction.”

Ms. Magazine – On the Issues with Michele Goodwin, March 22, 2021 (Podcast)
27. From Filibuster to Representation: Is the Senate Broken? (with Rick Hasen, Barbara Arnwine and Cynthia Richie Terrell)
This week, Michele Goodwin,  UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law, and her guests ask: Is the Senate truly representative? Is the electoral system fair? Is it time to eliminate the electoral college? What other electoral reforms should we be considering? What does contemporary voter suppression look like? What purpose does the filibuster serve? Is it a barrier to real progress? Dr. Goodwin is joined by Barbara Arnwine, president and founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition; Rick Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science and Cynthia Richie Terrell, founder and executive director of RepresentWomen and regular Ms. contributor.

Previously “In the News”