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August 10 - Updates on COVID-19

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sneaky anteater

To rephrase Shakespeare: What beast through yonder water tower breaks? Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Flu shots required for all employees and students by Nov. 1

To help protect public health and reduce the burden on hospitals during an anticipated rise in flu and COVID-19 cases this fall and winter, the University of California is requiring all students, as well as faculty and staff working at UC locations, to get flu vaccinations before Nov. 1. A process to request exemptions will be established.

Two positive cases

Two campus employees tested positive for COVID-19. They were last on campus July 24 and 29, respectively. Contacts are being notified. For a cumulative campus case count, as well as how to report a case, please visit www.uci.edu/coronavirus.

UCI scientists launch OC coronavirus statistics site

virus statistics site

The first-of-its-kind website compiles up-to-date statistics and maps on COVID-19 infections in Orange County, and enables comparisons to neighboring and other California counties.


Cooking with Jessica: New video

Chef Jessica Van Roo from the Anteater Test Kitchen will release her latest cooking video on Wednesday. On the menu: cornmeal chicken nuggets with blackberry mustard; spinach quinoa bites.


The doctor is in

Dr. Michael V. Drake has officially taken the reins as president of the UC system and will be grappling with a number of challenges.


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. 

Pandemic parody of ‘Goodnight Moon’ due out in fall

Titled “Good Morning Zoom,” the spoof will be published by Penguin Random House, with proceeds going to COVID-19 relief charities.

COVID cartoons

Two more round-ups of coronavirus editorial cartoons.

Teens put virus downtime to good use via websites to help others

One site offers a county-by-county list of resources in California. The other helps procure and distribute protective equipment nationwide.


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.

How U.S. ranks on virus deaths per capita and by case count

Although America has the eighth-highest number of deaths per 100,000 residents, it fares better than many nations - including Germany, Canada and Denmark - for fatalities among people infected by the virus. Some experts say the “case fatality ratio” is a better measure of “how well a country is doing in responding to the pandemic and preventing infected people from dying.”

40% of people with virus have no symptoms. Are they key to ending pandemic?

New research indicates some of us may be partially protected by past encounters with common cold coronaviruses.

California health director resigns amid test data questions

Yesterday, Dr. Sonia Angell, California’s state health director and state public health officer, sent an email to staff announcing her departure. This comes amid questions about coronavirus test data.

97,000 kids test positive for COVID in last two weeks of July

According to a new study, nearly 100,000 children tested positive for COVID-19 in the final two weeks of July.

UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 10, 2020
A vision for post-pandemic investing

AP, Aug. 8, 2020
AP Fact Check: Trump misleads on mail ballots, virus vaccine

Yahoo, Aug. 7, 2020
Women working from home are still dealing with comments about their appearance

Voice of OC, Aug. 10, 2020
South County cities top OC coronavirus cases by percent increase; Santa Ana, Anaheim remain hardest hit

Forbes, Aug. 7, 2020
Time to be a tech services disruptive leader during pandemic

Voice of OC, Aug. 6, 2020
Scores of Orange County elementary schools move to reopen classrooms


OC-COVID19.org - powered by UCI and UCI Health, a website devoted to providing timely, useful, evidence-based information about the novel coronavirus pandemic to our friends and neighbors across Orange County

UCI Coronavirus Information Hub - more information on campus status and operational updates

UCI Health COVID-19 Updates - important information related to UCI Health