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August 26 - Updates on COVID-19

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No tortoise, just a hare. Photo by Steve Zylius/UCI


Positive case

An employee has tested positive for COVID-19. For a cumulative campus case count, visit www.uci.edu/coronavirus.


What’s next: The future of real estate

In the latest installment of “What’s next,” a series of articles exploring how the pandemic may reshape the future, economics professor Edward Coulson explains how remote work is reshuffling real estate markets: Homeowners are shifting their gaze from downtowns to suburbs; demand for office and retail space is down; and some industrial sectors are getting a boost.


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. 

Jerry Seinfeld: So you think New York is ‘dead’?

The comedian jabs claims that Manhattan won’t bounce back from the pandemic because people are moving elsewhere and will work remotely. Nonsense, Seinfeld writes: “Energy, attitude and personality cannot be ‘remoted’ through even the best fiber optic lines. That’s the whole reason many of us moved to New York in the first place.”

Stand-up comics have trouble writing without an audience

Crowd reactions help comedians hone new material. “Stand-up comedy without an audience is just an insane person at a bus stop just ranting,” one says.


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.

Auditor warns of fraud and waste with California virus money

The state is getting so much cash from the federal government that it creates a high risk of waste, fraud and abuse, the auditor warned.

Four scenarios on how we might develop immunity to COVID-19

Various experts were asked how humans might come to coexist with the virus. Their answers were somewhat hopeful.

Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine shows signs of working in older adults

The company’s experimental coronavirus vaccine induced immune responses in seniors that were comparable to those in younger subjects.

Orange County opens second largest test site at OC Fairgrounds

The second biggest coronavirus testing site has opened at the OC Fair & Event Center. It will start with 500 tests a day and ramp up to 1,000 daily tests by next week.

Don’t argue with anti-maskers, CDC advises

The new guidelines aim to limit workplace violence toward retail and service employees trying to enforce their companies’ COVID-19 safety rules. The agency also recommended conflict-resolution training for workers, installing security systems and identifying designated safe areas in stores where employees can go if they feel in danger.

CDC updates testing guidelines

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its COVID-19 testing guidelines and now no longer recommends testing for most people without symptoms, even if they’ve been in close contact with someone known to have the virus.

UCI IN THE NEWS - COVID-19 Article List

KPCC – AirTalk, Aug. 21, 2020
COVID-19 AMA: What we know about antibodies, U.S. expands flu shot access and more

New York Daily News, Aug. 25, 2020
2 European patients are said to have been reinfected with COVID-19

Vox, Aug. 26, 2020
Trump administration is making it easier for lenders to prey on people in the middle of a pandemic

Truth or Fiction, Aug. 25, 2020
‘You do not divide the deaths into the total population. Ever! Never!’


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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