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July 29 - Student vaccination deadline, ‘long COVID’ odds

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Anteater Time Machine: 1980s students run through Aldrich Park with a kite.


Student vaccination deadline is Sept. 6

To attend classes, live on campus or work at UCI’s main campus this fall, students must be fully vaccinated by Sept. 6. Details and FAQs on UC’s vaccine policy, exemptions, vaccination verification process and consequences for noncompliance were emailed to students Wednesday night and are available on the UCI Forward website.

Speaking of vaccine verification...

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James Nowick’s silver penny

A home experiment at age 8 helped inspire the UCI chemistry professor's future career. By the time he was 13, Nowick had built his own chemistry lab in the basement of his house, complete with more than a hundred chemicals, plus glassware, a balance and a fume hood he constructed himself.


What are the odds of getting ‘long COVID’ if vaccinated?

According to a new study, vaccinated people have a 2.6% chance of getting a breakthrough infection and a 0.47% chance of getting so-called long COVID, with symptoms lasting six weeks or more.


Note: Some news sites require subscriptions to read articles. The UCI Libraries offer free subscriptions to The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, The Orange County Register and The Washington Post for students, faculty and staff.

OC Coastal Cities See COVID Spike

Voice of OC, July 29
Cited: Vladimir Minin, professor of statistics, and Andrew Noymer, associate professor of population health and disease prevention

As Megan Rapinoe Promotes CBD Use, Sha'Carri Richardson Sits Out The Olympics

NPR, July 28
Cited: Daniele Piomelli, professor of anatomy and neurobiology, and director of the Center for the Study of Cannabis

'Proof of Being Unvaccinated Required' at Huntington Beach Restaurant

KNBC-4, July 26 (Video)
Cited: Dr. Jose Mayorga, director of UCI Health Family Health Centers


Grad student pens story in New York Times

Sarah Hoenicke Flores, a UCI grad student in comparative literature, had an article published in The New York Times on Monday. The topic: doulas and the pandemic.

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