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August 11 - Updates on COVID-19

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Pushpin art

Pushpin art on campus. If da Vinci had used thumbtacks, would this be his Mona Lisa? Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


OIT launches Zoom help website

UCI’s Office of Information Technology has created a Zoom help website to assist campus users with the video conferencing and communication tool. The site includes a quick start guide, features and best practices for UCI Zoom, along with Q&As.


Mastering hope

An alumna’s “pandemic drive-thru parties” provide free groceries, gift cards, baby essentials and other supplies - along with entertainment - for families hit hard by the pandemic.

Webinar: Nutrition for a Healthy Immune System

UCI’s Anti-Cancer Challenge kicks off an eight-week educational webinar series this Thursday at 1 p.m. with an hourlong look at nutrition.


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. 

A decision that saved three lives

A pregnant woman in New Jersey with COVID-19 was dying. In what one doctor called “the craziest day of my career,” physicians took a gamble that paid off.

Satire: More fake virus news from The Onion

The humor website imagines what would happen if the coronavirus began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.


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.

Wearing a neck gaiter may be worse than no mask at all

The thin, stretchy material is too porous, researchers found. Bandanas also rated poorly in the study.

Virus patient gets two-drug combo in global experiment

Researchers have begun testing a mixture of remdesivir and interferon in hopes that the concoction will be the “golden ticket” everyone is looking for to neutralize the coronavirus.

Coronavirus fatigue grips America

With no end to the pandemic in sight, people are wrestling with questions about how to juggle school, pay bills and look after their mental and physical health.

Russia approves COVID vaccine, but experts are skeptical

Russia became the first nation to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use. Experts are skeptical because Russia hasn’t published any data from its clinical trials and will make the vaccine available while its Phase 3 trial is still underway.

Nursing home cases again on rise

A new report says COVID-19 cases in U.S. nursing homes are rapidly rising again after a steady decline in June. The jump was spurred by an increase in cases among the general population and community spread.

California reviewing how and when to reopen theme parks

State officials are reviewing when and how to reopen Disneyland, Universal Studios and other parks as they head toward their sixth month of closures.

Inspired by llamas, UCSF develops potent virus treatment

Researchers say their synthesized molecule is one of the strongest anti-coronavirus compounds tested in a lab to date.

UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List

Orange County Register, Aug. 10, 2020
UC Irvine scientists launch coronavirus tracking site that compares Orange County to others

Orange County Business Journal, Aug. 10, 2020
UCI releases COVID-19 website

Orange Coast, Aug. 11, 2020
Addressing anxieties: Locals share new business practices to ease patrons’ concerns

The New York Times, Aug. 11, 2020
A record 75% of Americans can vote by mail in 2020 

EdSource, Aug. 11, 2020
Why some California classrooms will reopen for child care, though barred from in-person instruction

Spectrum News 1, Aug. 10, 2020
Orange County reports 886 new COVID-19 cases, death toll lowered by 2

KNX 10.70 News Radio, Aug. 11, 2020
UCI launches COVID-19 trends site comparing SoCal counties

Law & Crime, Aug. 10, 2020
GOP asks Supreme Court to make it harder for people to vote during pandemic

The Press-Enterprise, Aug. 10, 2020
Why your traditional Riverside County polling place might not be there Nov. 3

Yahoo News (Patch), Aug. 11, 2020
UC Irvine tackles coronavirus trends in Orange County

Yahoo News (Patch), Aug. 11, 2020
Data glitch confounds coronavirus totals In Orange County, state

Times Herald-Record, Aug. 10, 2020
Sick sounds don’t always indicate illness


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

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