June 30 - Updates on COVID-19
Orange trees surround Crawford Hall. Photo by Ian Parker
TODAY’S CAMPUS UPDATES
No new campus cases*
No student residents or on-campus employees tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. For more information, visit the UCI COVID-19 dashboard.
UCI COVID-19 NEWS AND EVENTS
Bridging the Gap: Xenophobia as a Public Health Threat
In this installment of the Bridging the Gap series that focuses on health equity, Dr. Brittany Morey, UCI assistant professor of public health, offers long-term solutions to the damaging health effects of racism on Asian Americans.
Rise of household fireworks creates public health hazard, UCI study finds
Impacts are most pronounced in Southern California’s low-income communities.
GENERAL COVID-19 NEWS
This section curates noteworthy coronavirus news, trends and opinions. No endorsement by UCI is implied. Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, OC Register and Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.
O.C.’s COVID-19 stats rise, but hospitalizations remain low
Orange County’s weekly averages for COVID-19 cases ticked up this week, but hospitalization numbers remained low, data released Tuesday shows.
Fauci warns there may soon be 'two Americas'
With the Delta variant accounting for more than a quarter of COVID-19 cases, there could soon be "two Americas" -- one where most people are vaccinated and another where low vaccination rates could lead to case spikes, Dr. Anthony Fauci warned.
'California could backtrack' because of Delta variant, doctors say
Bay Area doctors and health officials are concerned about the rapid spread of the Delta variant, warning significant outbreaks could trigger a setback for the state.
HOPE, INSPIRATION, LAUGHTER
Each state’s most commonly misspelled word
Some of the top searched "how to spell" words by state include quarantine (often misspelled as “corn teen), every, and pharaoh.
“You can’t always see us but we see you and you are doing a great job. Thank you.”
The All-truism project (@alltruism_uci on Instagram), which is supported through a Barnes & Noble College Scholarship, aims to create connections through community, compassion and the creative arts. In this series, Anteaters write letters to faculty and staff.
If you have a shoutout, or if you’d like to share what you’ve been up to during the pandemic, send photos and/or words about your COVID-19 vaccination, activities, workstation, volunteering, etc., to firstname.lastname@example.org or post on social media with the #UCIconnected hashtag.