UCI News

HuffPost, May 9, 2022
The Common Places BA.2 And Other Omicron Subvariants Are Spreading
“Similar to other COVID variants, BA.2 spreads more easily in crowded, indoor locations with limited ventilation,” said Bernadette Boden-Albala, director and founding dean of the Program in Public Health at the University of California, Irvine. … Andrew Noymer, an [associate professor of public health], epidemiologist and demographer who studies infectious diseases at University of California, Irvine, said the main takeaway is that COVID-19 spreads indoors. “Anywhere you’re indoors, that’s where it’s spreading — anywhere and everywhere,” Noymer said.


NPR, May 6, 2022
Coronavirus FAQ: Should I go to that party? What do I do if guests got COVID?
David Souleles, director of the COVID-19 response team at University of California, Irvine, advises checking the Centers for Disease Control’s COVID-19 county level tracker before any big social gathering, especially if any activities will be held indoors. Souleles says checking the CDC data “will give you a sense of community transmission in that community so you know what you’re wading into.”


Hawai’i Public Radio, May 6, 2022 (Audio)
The Conversation: Grading the 2022 legislative session; New book honors Patsy Takemoto Mink
Political science scholar and daughter Wendy Mink co-authors “Fierce and Fearless, Patsy Takemoto Mink, First Woman of Color in Congress” with historian Judy Wu [UCI professor of Asian American Studies] ….


PBS Newshour, May 6, 2022 (Video)
Exploring the complicated history of abortion in the United States
Michele Goodwin, is a [Chancellor’s] Professor of law at the University of California, Irvine. “Abortion becomes a controversial issue that is ripe then for legislative debate close to the time of the Civil War. And it’s at a time in which males are getting involved in reproduction. Prior to that time, nearly 100 percent of women’s reproductive health care had all been done by women and had been done by midwives,” [said Goodwin].


Parade, May 6, 2022
In a World Where We’re All Burned Out, Your ‘Downstate’ Can Change Everything—Here’s How
You’ve heard about better health through minding your blood pressuresteps, and calories. But what have you done for your Downstate lately? This new buzzword describes what may be the most important aspect of your health to tend, because it ties everything else together, says sleep scientist Sara Mednick, PhD, [UCI professor of cognitive sciences], author of The Power of the Downstate: Recharge Your Life Using Your Body’s Own Restorative Systems. … “You’ll only be as good in your Upstate as you are in your Downstate,” Mednick says.

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