News & Spotlights

U.S. Backslide on Abortion Rights Is a Grave Danger to Democracy, Say Both Reproductive Rights Experts and Legal Analysts (Ms. Magazine)
January 24, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"In a rousing discussion, GAP Center director Bonnie Stabile, Dennie, Hira, Weiss-Wolf and Goodwin discussed the implications of the Texas abortion law S.B. 8 and the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case that directly challenges the precedent of Roe v. Wade—setting the stage for how the U.S. got to this point, and where we go from here." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michelle)


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Will This Be Roe’s Last Anniversary? (ACLU)
January 22, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Michele Goodwin, professor of law at the University of California, Irvine, the founding director of the U.C.I. Law Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and its Reproductive Justice Initiative, and one of the ACLU’s very own Executive Committee Members joins us to discuss the lived experience of reproductive control and Roe v. Wade’s impact." (Featuring: Goodwin, Michelle)


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Stress, uncertainty and isolation are common pandemic experiences. But is it trauma? (NPR)
January 21, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Collective trauma is a stressful experience that is shared by many people." (Featuring: Cohen Silver, Roxanne)


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Spotted around the web: Sleep features, seizure genes, pandemic effects (Spectrum)
January 21, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

More attention to enrolling and retaining clinical trial participants is key to increasing the inclusion of racial and ethnic minorities, argues public health expert Bernadette Boden-Albala of the University of California, Irvine. (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)


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Booster shots in U.S. have strongly protected against severe disease from omicron variant, CDC studies show (Washington Post)
January 21, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"When vaccines were first rolled out in December 2020, officials made a “communications blunder” when they said vaccinations would be “two shots, and done,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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Orange County’s COVID-19 Positivity Rate Shrinks for First Time in a Month (Voice of OC)
January 19, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“I’m always nervous at looking at data on the first day after a long weekend, so I’ll have more faith on it tomorrow,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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Potential COVID-19 endemic occurring despite steep winter increases (Irvine Weekly)
January 19, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“Part of the answer is that it already is [an endemic]. It’s not going to go down to zero overnight — we all want it to go down to zero, but that’s not the reality,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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Orange County's COVID-19 hospitalizations climb again
January 19, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

It looks like we might be finding a peak because the day-to-day increases were still low and we're still doing quite better than last January ... Hospitalizations look like they might be finding a peak, but it's a little tough to say." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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