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The New York Times, March 8, 2021
Many ‘Long Covid’ Patients Had No Symptoms From Their Initial Infection
Many people who experience long-term symptoms from the coronavirus did not feel sick at all when they were initially infected, according to a new study that adds compelling information to the increasingly important issue of the lasting health impact of Covid-19. … “Of the 34 children in the study, 11 were long-haulers,” said one of the authors, Melissa Pinto, an associate professor of nursing at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Washington Post, March 9, 2021
A viral tsunami: How the underestimated coronavirus took over the world
“Pneumonia of unknown cause — China” declared the bulletin the WHO distributed Jan. 5, 2020. Four days later, Chinese news reports said the illness was caused by a coronavirus.  That was the same type of virus that caused SARS, …. “Don your spacesuits, comrades!” Michael J. Buchmeier, a [school of medicine] professor at the University of California,Irvine, wrote in a Jan. 9, 2020, email. He was sending a news story to two fellow scientists, …. They had all worked on SARS. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

USA Today, March 9, 2021
America could soon be swimming in COVID-19 vaccine. The shift from scarcity to surplus could bring its own problems.
“When we start to have more vaccine available, we’re really going to be in bad shape because what we’re going to see is a lot of people who don’t want to get vaccinated,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, dean of the public health program at the University of California, Irvine. … “If we’ve got whole states in this country that don’t want to mask and don’t want to socially distance, then I’m very concerned we’ll have people there who don’t want to be vaccinated either,” she said.

The National Interest, March 9, 2021
The Washington, D.C. Metro: Death by Coronavirus?
“Like the airlines, public transit systems have a massive investment in facilities and capital equipment as well as big payrolls, and the collapse in fare revenue has hurt them every bit as much as the drop in air traffic has hurt the airlines. … Like support for the airlines, federal support to tide transit systems over until ridership rebounds is crucial, and Biden’s stimulus package contains such funds,” Jan Brueckner, an economics [Distinguished] professor at the University of California Irvine, said.

Sullivan Says, March 9, 2021 (Subscription)
Fans, Students, Countrymen…Theater is the main thing when it comes to the annual “Shakespeare Trial” produced by University of California, Irvine English Professor Julia Lupton and Eli Simon, director of the New Swan festival that’s based on the campus and celebrates the works of the legendary bard. … The Shakespeare Trial is available online free of charge to the public, set to run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on March 9. You can get more information here. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

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