July 16 - Updates on COVID-19
An Egyptian goose sails toward the weekend. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI
New positive case
An undergraduate student living on campus tested positive for COVID-19. The student is in self-isolation and no contacts were reported. A cumulative case count for UCI campus employees and students is maintained at www.uci.edu/coronavirus.
UCI COVID-19 NEWS AND STORIES
On the front lines: An ROTC cadet’s pandemic service
Biological sciences major Steven Pong spent his spring quarter volunteering at a field hospital in New York while continuing his UCI classes remotely. “Being able to help people at their lowest of lows—it’s just the most amazing and rewarding experience ever,” the ROTC cadet says. “Walking them out of the hospital doors to send them home just…words cannot describe how amazing that feeling is.”
College during a pandemic
Incoming UC president Dr. Michael Drake talks with ABC News about some of the challenges facing the 10-campus system.
HOPE, INSPIRATION, LAUGHTER
Amid the heartbreaking loss of life and economic hardship wrought by the coronavirus, we recognize the need for stories of kindness, hope, courage and humor.
Another roundup of editorial cartoons on the virus outbreak.
Oregon company wants to give a free mask to every American
The firm set up a nonprofit arm to send washable face coverings to individuals, hospitals, senior citizen care facilities, homeless organizations and the Hopi Nation, among others.
COMMUNITY UPDATES & NEWS
Note: Some news organizations require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times and Wall Street Journal for students, faculty and staff.
CVS and Target to require customers to wear face masks
Beginning Monday, all CVS stores will require customers to wear face coverings. And on Aug. 1, all Target customers will be required to wear masks or face coverings.
L.A. Latino, Black students fared worse in online learning
English learners, students with disabilities, homeless students and children in the foster-care system also had lower rates of online participation.
Russian hackers trying to steal coronavirus vaccine research
Security officials said the efforts targeted scientists in the U.S., Britain and Canada.
Desperate parents pay to get kids out of online schools
Families who can afford it are hiring tutors or creating micro-schools to avoid the pitfalls of remote learning.
1.3 million more Americans file for unemployment
More than 1 million people filed new claims for jobless benefits last week. This marks the 17th straight week in which new claims exceeded 1 million.
California sets two COVID records
Yesterday, California set two more records: hospitalizations and ICU admissions. Public health officials are discussing another stay-at-home order for some counties.
UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List
Daily Pilot, July 15, 2020
UC Irvine graduate is the architect of detailed COVID-19 dashboard
Voice of OC, July 15, 2020
Voice of OC to host live video coronavirus discussion with county’s top experts July 16
Financial Times, July 15, 2020
The comfort of cash in a time of coronavirus
The Sacramento Bee, July 16, 2020 (Subscription)
UC Health system builds COVID-19 patient database in race for treatment breakthrough
The Washington Post, July 15, 2020
As the coronavirus crisis spins out of control, Trump issues directives — but still no clear plan
Orange County Business Journal, July 15, 2020
OC’s COVID-19 reporting process
Voice of OC, July 15, 2020
Orange County hospitals brace for coronavirus surge mode
The Hill, July 15, 2020
Opinion: Amid rush for COVID-19 vaccine, preventable childhood disease risks grow
Governing, July 16, 2020
Dispatches from Navajo Nation and its battle with COVID-19
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