Upward ventilation offers better protection from indoor coronavirus transmission

A simple change in the direction of the air forced through indoor gathering spaces by heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems, could reduce the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccines for very young children

UC Riverside vaccine expert David Lo shares his thoughts in a Q&A

No more flu for you? Discovery blocks influenza virus’ replication in cells

SUMOylation inhibitor could lead to highly effective ways to treat the flu and other respiratory viruses

By Holly Ober | | Science / Technology

Marginalized communities of color face high COVID-19 risk

UC Riverside study focused on farm-working communities in California’s Eastern Coachella Valley

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Is there still a benefit to masking?

UC Riverside epidemiologist weighs in on how protective your mask is when nobody around you is masked

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

To mask, or not to mask?

To gauge whether scientists agree with popular sentiment around mask wearing, we check in here with three UC Riverside virologists and epidemiologists.

By Jules Bernstein | | Health

UC Riverside hunts for COVID-19 variants in California

Genetic analysis of COVID-19 samples at UC Riverside is helping state officials prepare for potential infection surges caused by new variants of the disease.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

UCR biomedical scientist joins international SARS-CoV-2 group assembled by NIAID

SAVE focuses on mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and emerging virus variants

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Should you get a second booster shot for COVID-19?

UC Riverside’s Dr. David Lo, a vaccine expert, shares his thoughts

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

A potential antiviral for SARS and SARS-like coronaviruses

UC Riverside-led study shows how an effective therapy against SARS-CoV-2 could be developed

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Students receive Bear Bucks for COVID-19 test results

An incentive program aims to increase testing compliance and improve campus health at UC Riverside.

By Malinn Loeung | | Students, Health, University

Researchers develop molecular traps to target SARS-CoV-2

Joint effort by UC Riverside and UCLA scientists aims to stop the COVID-19-spreading virus from attacking immune cells

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

It's back to the classroom on Jan. 31

UC Riverside resumes in-person instruction on Jan. 31. The first four weeks of winter quarter will have been remote, a product of a post-holidays spike in the new and highly transmissible Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus. But Provost Elizabeth Watkins said in a Jan. 24 email to campus that...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Cleaning your car may not protect you from this carcinogen

It is unlikely that a cancer-causing chemical inside your car can be dusted or wiped way, according to new UC Riverside research.

By Jules Bernstein | | Science / Technology

Booster mandate explained; students vaccines available

Emails to students and employees this week stressed the need to comply with booster mandates. This effectively refreshes the mandate requirements students and employees were asked to comply with this past fall, based on UC requirements. That mandate was met with more than a 95% vaccination rate among UCR’s students...

By UCR News | | University, Students

Building robust collaborations to ‘ATTACK’ future pandemics

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the development of antiviral drug treatments has become a critical weapon in our arsenal against the virus. Harnessing the research and scientific brainpower needed to treat and prevent the next pandemic is the University of California - National Labs Antiviral Treatments Targeting All Coronaviruses and...

By UCR News | | Health

Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?

UC Riverside experts weigh in

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

For start of winter quarter, an almost-empty campus

The omicron variant of COVID-19 has shuttered UC Riverside's classrooms, if only for a short time. Like most University of California campuses, UCR opted to postpone in-person instruction, owing to the emergence of the highly transmissible variant. The week of Jan. 17 was identified for returning to the classroom. While...

By J.D. Warren | | University, Students

Good parent bond = good COVID behavior

Containing the COVID-19 pandemic depends on the degree to which people exhibit prosocial behavior — behavior that benefits others. We wear masks to protect ourselves, but also our neighbors. We get vaccines to stop the spread of the coronavirus, to edge society closer to herd immunity. A new study from...

Winter quarter to begin with remote instruction

In an announcement to the UC Riverside campus, Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox announced that instruction will be delivered remotely for the first two weeks of the winter quarter. He cited the emergence of the Omicron variant and the start of the quarter taking place just after the New Year’s holiday...

By Johnny Cruz | | University