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CBS Los Angeles, Nov. 2, 2020 (Video)
‘Anxiety is through the roof’: OC hotline helping those experiencing election anxiety
“People are feeling really desperate right now,” Dr. Jessica Borelli, associate professor at UC Irvine and family therapist, said. “I’ve seen a tremendous amount of election anxiety. People are extremely anxious about the turmoil the world is about to face and about what this means for them.” … Borelli said people should seek professional help when their anxiety begins affect their primary relationships and their work or they turn to substances to find peace.

Slate, Nov. 1, 2020
Trump can’t just “declare victory”
Richard L. Hasen, UCI Chancellor’s Professor of law and political science writes, “Counting legitimate ballots is not stealing or flipping the election, and no amount of spin can make it otherwise. But this is part of a broader strategy of Trump … to prematurely declare victory based upon partial vote totals. … This means that in some states the early vote count should favor Trump even if he loses by a lot of votes when all the votes are counted.”

Good Housekeeping, Nov. 2, 2020
Is it safe to host Thanksgiving dinner? How to lower COVID-19 risks, according to experts
Even California’s suggestions may fail to address all risks when it comes to hosting Thanksgiving this year, according to some experts. Shruti Gohil, M.D., an epidemiologist, professor and associate medical director within the University of California Irvine’s Health System, breaks down the main risks associated with hosting a Thanksgiving during the pandemic ….

Los Angeles Times, Nov. 2, 2020
Coronavirus today
1. What are the three things you would do right away to control this virus without shutting down the economy? Linda Dickey, director of the epidemiology and infection prevention program at UCI Health, shared what she’d put on her list: 1. Mandatory masks …. 2. Mandatory influenza vaccination for those who can get it safely …. 3. Mandatory hand hygiene to gain entry to any public location …. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email tocommunications@uci.edu.]

BBC, Oct. 30, 2020 (Audio)
What do parents owe adult children?
We also get the perspective of Nina Bandelj, a sociology professor at the University of California Irvine, who tells us how children went from being economically useful, to “priceless”.

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