July 29 - Student vaccination deadline, ‘long COVID’ odds
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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UCI ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NEWS
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.
UC NEWS AND GENERAL NEWS
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.
UCI IN THE NEWS
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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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Potential workplace exposure
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