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The Orange County Register, Sept. 2, 2021
Plan Labor Day fun with COVID-19 precautions in mind, experts say
“There are some high-risk activities that we learned in the last two surges that we should absolutely pay attention to,” including crowding into bars and restaurants where people are eating and drinking in close quarters with masks off and, even if they’re vaccinated, they may be mingling with people who aren’t, [Dr Shruti] Gohil [associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine Medical Center] said. [Subscription required, campus-wide access provided by UCI Libraries. Sign-up here: https://guides.lib.uci.edu/news/ocregister]

Wired, Sept. 2, 2021
The draconian rise of internet shutdowns
“It’s really a crisis for freedom of expression in many respects. And it’s definitely a crisis that’s expanding around the world,” says David Kaye, a [clinical] professor of law at University of California, Irvine and the UN special rapporteur on freedom of expression between 2014 and 2020. “What’s worse, this tool is becoming almost normalised, even in places where the rule of law really should exist.”

Healio, Sept. 1, 2021
Hispanic, older young-adult childhood cancer survivors may lack adequate follow-up care
“Prior research has typically focused on nondiverse and hospital-based samples that have limitations (eg, more likely to be in-care). Our study recruited a highly diverse (54% Hispanic/Latino), population-based sample,” Joel Milam, PhD, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics and co-director and co-founder of the Center for Young Adult Cancer Survivorship Research at University of California, Irvine, told Healio.

History, Sept. 1, 2021
How the End of the Vietnam War Led to a Refugee Crisis
As the political and economic situations deteriorated in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, the steady trickle of refugees fleeing the region became a torrent. Desperate families packed their belongings in a single suitcase and fled their homes “by any means available,” says Long Bui, an [associate] professor of international studies at the University of California Irvine and author of Returns of War: South Vietnam and the Price of Refugee Memory.

KPCC, Sept. 1, 2021 (Audio)
What Texas’ 6-Week Abortion Ban Might Mean For Roe v. Wade Means For Roe
A Texas law banning most abortions in the state took effect at midnight, but the Supreme Court has yet to act on an emergency appeal to put the law on hold. … We discuss the potential implications with Jacqueline Thomsen, reporter for the National Law Journal covering federal courts and the legal side of politics and Michele Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of law and director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy at the University of California, Irvine.

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