News & Spotlights

Remember COVID-19 phone alerts? California app ignores at-home tests, missing exposures (Yahoo! News)
January 12, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Compared to other public messaging campaigns, details about CA Notify have been sparse, and many people likely forgot about the program altogether" (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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What Is Flurona? Cases of Co-Infections Increase Amid Peak Influenza Season and Omicron Variant Surge (Smithsonian Magazine)
January 11, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"While a dual infection could cause more complications, it could also trigger an even more robust defense response because immune system can simultaneously create antibodies for multiple pathogens." (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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Orange County's COVID-19 hospitalizations keep climbing (Spectrum News 1)
January 11, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"The hospitalizations continue to rise, and you have to figure that the incidental cases don't account for most of that — because that's kind of a fixed quantity if someone comes in for a broken ankle and they test positive," (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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Critics Detail Concerns Over Florida’s New ‘High Value’ COVID-19 Testing System (Healthline)
January 11, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“The benefit to Florida in the short term is that they will be able to maintain some testing with a limited number of tests and supplies, and if they can guarantee certain high risk groups have an easier time to get tested, they should be able to quickly get them into treatment and prevent death and disability,” (Featuring: Roby, Dylan)


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Will COVID-19 plague us forever? Here’s what the experts say (East Bay Times)
January 10, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“As long as any of your readers are alive, we’ll have some form of COVID,” (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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How COVID-19 has already overwhelmed hospitals in 2022 (KCBS Radio San Francisco)
January 10, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

To answer your questions, KCBS Radio's Holly Quan and Eric Thomas spoke with Dr. Andrew Noymer, epidemiologist and health demographer at UC Irvine studying infectious diseases and mortality. (Featuring: Noymer, Andrew)


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Here’s What Epidemiologists Want You To Know About the Best N95 Masks To Buy (Well+Good)
January 10, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

The key is to be sure that it fits snugly. Because of the snug fit, they are uncomfortable to wear for long periods, but having an N95 that is loose will not provide the same level of protection as a properly fitting N95," (Featuring: Edwards, Karen)


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