Richard Carpiano, professor of public policy and sociology, says opponents of vaccination have fought every public health measure to control the pandemic, including stay-at-home orders, masks and contact tracing as well as vaccinations.
Public health experts, like epidemiologist Brandon Brown, question the move to reopen as Riverside County has more than double the number of hospitalizations and ICU patients compared to Dec. 3 when the stay-at-home order went into place.
Botanist Chandrika Ramadugu is leading work funded by a $4.67 million grant from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The project will attempt to breed new citrus fruits that are delicious and resistant to Huanglongbing, a deadly citrus disease.
Aerika Brittian Loyd, a developmental psychologist and director of the Youth Health and Development Lab, says it's important to watch for signs of how kids are feeling since they may not be able to articulate or express their emotions.