News & Spotlights

Why you may still want to carry a face mask, even without the mandate (USA Today)
April 21, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"There’s no way of getting around that we’re less safe without the mask mandates than with," (Featuring: Parker, Daniel)


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What Are the Symptoms of BA.2? Common Signs of the Omicron Subvariant (Healthline)
April 21, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Some COVID-19 symptoms, like loss of taste or smell, are seen less frequently in BA.2 infections compared to previous variants, including Delta" (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)


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Pregnant people are at ‘greater risk’ in states hit hard by wildfire smoke, air pollution, new report shows (the 19th)
April 20, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“What we found is that for women living in areas with higher air pollution, the risk of developing gestational diabetes is higher,” (Featuring: Wu, Jun)


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To Mask Or Not to Mask: How to Decide Where to Wear a Facial Covering (Healthline)
April 18, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“Given the increase in cases associated with the more highly transmissible BA.2 variant, many communities are recommending universal masking regardless of vaccination status when indoors in public settings,” (Featuring: Souleles, David)


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Gustavo Arellano on The Sheriff vs. Black L.A., and Michele Goodwin on Ketanji Brown Jackson (The Nation)
April 14, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson won’t be seated on the Supreme Court until late June, but we’re still thinking about the significance of her confirmation as America’s first Black female supreme court justice and of that horrible confirmation hearing she endured. We have UC Irvine Law [Chancellor’s] Professor and Nation contributor, Michele Goodwin on the show to reflect. " (Featuring: Goodwin, Michele)


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Should the CDC Change Its Close Contact Definition? (Verywell)
April 14, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“If there were to be a change, I think it should be based on a thorough review of epidemiological data and studies accumulated over the course of the pandemic,” (Featuring: Souleles, David)


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I’m an Epidemiologist—Here’s What You Should Know About the Omicron BA.2 Variant (Very+Well)
April 14, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"While we’re still learning more about the variant, studies have shown that it is more transmissible than other forms of COVID-19," (Featuring: Boden-Albala, Bernadette)


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Illumination Foundation to host consortium on solutions to address health equity (OC Breeze)
April 14, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

"Illumination Foundation, a nonprofit organization with the mission to disrupt the cycle of homelessness, will host the “Together We Can: Solutions to Address Health Equity” consortium on April 19, 2022 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California."


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Changing climate changing diseases (Cosmos Magazine)
April 13, 2022 - Public Health News Spotlight

“We need to do surveillance, anywhere that humans and animals share space… We now have technology to know what kinds of organisms could spill over.” (Featuring: Ogunseitan, Oladele)


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