UCI News

The Wall Street Journal, Oct. 17, 2021
Bill Clinton Is Released From Hospital
Former President Bill Clinton was released from a California hospital on Sunday after several days of treatment for a non-Covid-19 infection. Mr. Clinton, 75 years old, exited UCI Medical Center with his wife, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at his side. He shook hands with doctors and staff as he left and waved and gave a thumbs-up to reporters outside the hospital. “His fever and white blood cell count are normalized, and he will return home to New York to finish his course of antibiotics,” Dr. Alpesh N. Amin, who oversaw the former president’s treatment, said in a statement released by Clinton spokesman Angel Ureña on Sunday. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/wsj]

The Academic Minute, Oct. 18, 2021 (Audio)
Shane Coffield, University of California, Irvine – Climate Change Impacts on California Ecosystems
On this Student Spotlight during University of California, Irvine Week: California is in the thick of the effects of climate change. Shane Coffield, PhD Candidate in Earth System Science, explores what to do going forward. Shane Coffield is a PhD Candidate in Earth System Science at UC Irvine, studying climate change impacts on ecosystems in the Western US.

CBS News, Oct. 15, 2021 (Video)
Former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie” spreading distrust in nation’s election process
Former President Trump continues to perpetuate the falsehood that the 2020 presidential election was rigged, and he was the rightful winner. Rick Hasen, [Chancellor’s] Professor at the University of California, Irvine Law School and co-director of the Fair Elections and Free Speech Center, joins CBSN to discuss why efforts to spread distrust in the nation’s election system could stoke future conflict.

Verywell Health, Oct. 14, 2021
Doctors Say Pfizer Booster Rollout Is Met With Enthusiasm
Positive attitudes towards boosters may be partially due to recipient bias, says Shruti Gohil, MD, associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UCI Health. “For healthcare workers, we’re a really biased population,” Gohil tells Verywell. “We know firsthand the harms of COVID itself.” This appears true for patients too, Gohil adds. “The kind of hesitancy that we may have seen for people who were previously unvaccinated is not there for the boosters,” she says. “I think mainly because these are people who have already successfully had the vaccine, and nothing happened to them, and they already know that they’re safe.”

CTV – Your Morning, Oct. 18, 2021 (Video)
What’s behind the success of Netflix’s ‘Squid Game’?
University of California, Irvine’s [East Asian Studies Professor] Kyung Hyun Kim takes a closer look at the success of the Korean media industry.

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