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KQED, Nov. 1, 2021 (Audio)
California Delegation Heads to High Stakes UN Climate Summit
The 2021 UN Climate Change Conference, COP26, begins Sunday, …. California, which has already been experiencing the effects of climate change in the forms of sea level rise, record-breaking wildfires and extensive droughts, will be represented by a 22-member delegation of state lawmakers and a number of activists. We’ll talk about the goals of California’s delegation and what’s at stake for the state. Guests: … Michael Méndez, UCI assistant professor, School of Social Ecology …. [Mendez’s contributions come at 6:30, 26:10 and 43:30].

The Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2021
How does a pandemic start winding down? You are looking at it.
“I think it’s becoming slowly part of the furniture,” said Andrew Noymer, an epidemiologist [and associate professor of public health] at the University of California, Irvine. He is still wearing masks in grocery stores, but no longer does he always don one of the highly protective N95 masks. “I don’t want to wear scuba gear everywhere I go. This is just part of the human environment now.” [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/post]

The New York Times, Nov. 2, 2021
Can Specific Foods or Diets Boost Your Testosterone Levels?
Dr. Faysal Yafi, chief of the division of Men’s Health and Reconstructive Urology at the University of California, Irvine, says his patients who opt to follow specific diets tend to start exercising more and drinking less alcohol, all of which can raise testosterone levels. He suspects any links between diet and testosterone may be the result of an overall healthier lifestyle. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/nytimes]

The Orange County Register, Oct. 29, 2021
City-by-city look at recall vote in Orange County offers mixed signals about ’22 midterms
Graeme Boushey, [assistant] political science professor at UC Irvine, believes [Larry] Elder’s O.C. showing sets up a dilemma for the local GOP. In the midterms, should the party back Trump-style candidates who can animate a reliable voting base? Or should it promote more moderate candidates who might win over an increasingly purple county? “It’ll be an interesting test case for the open primary,” Boushey said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Forbes, Oct. 31, 2021 (Contributor)
Vaccinating For Flu And Covid-19: What Parents Need To Know
“The COVID-19 vaccine initial doses or boosters may be given at the same time as the flu vaccine,” David M. Souleles, Director of COVID-19 Response at University of California, Irvine recently said. … “Both vaccines are important to protecting the health of our children, families, and communities.” Souleles said. “Vaccinating our children against both Covid-19 and flu not only protects our children, but those more vulnerable in our families and communities, such as seniors and those with underlying health conditions.”

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