COVID-19 lockdowns reduced disease spread but with costs
The lockdowns at the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic reduced the spread of infection by an estimated 56%, a recent study has found. If all governors did not issue any lockdowns until April 23, 2020, the number of cases would have been five times higher by April 30, 2020, the study...
Is that a persistent cold, bad allergies, … or long COVID?
Dr. Martin Schlusselberg of the UCR School of Medicine explains
China response is less visible, not less dangerous
In wake of a renewed COVID-19 lockdown, Chinese citizens protested openly in the streets the past several days. It's a rare display in China, where civil unrest is historically greeted with harsh government recriminations. We asked UCR professors Perry Link and Rich Carpiano to weigh in. Link co-translated The Tiananmen...
Coronavirus formation is successfully modeled
UC Riverside study could inform the design of effective drugs to fight SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses
Addressing the anxiety crisis
UC Riverside mental health professionals answer questions specific to adults, children, and students
COVID-19 took serious toll on Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander mental and physical health
Two UC Riverside-led studies found concerning psychological and physical health problems among more than 300 NH/PIs in five US states
Personal stories on sexual abuse, self-worth, and academia
Associate Professor Victoria Reyes published her new book, “Academic Outsider: Stories of Exclusion and Hope.”
UCR has money to help students re-enroll
More than $188,000 in HEERF funds are available for students who stopped coming to UCR during the 2020-21 school year for COVID-19 related reasons.
Marginalized communities of color face high COVID-19 risk
UC Riverside study focused on farm-working communities in California’s Eastern Coachella Valley
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.
A project about Zoom... Zoom... Zoom, on Zoom
A pair of short films were a hit at the April 13 “Filmworks – Original Short Films” held at the University Theatre, drawing attention to a suite of pandemic monologues and songs professor Bella Merlin created along with students, entitled “20:20 Vision.” For the first time this week, the short...
UCR biomedical scientist joins international SARS-CoV-2 group assembled by NIAID
SAVE focuses on mutations in SARS-CoV-2 and emerging virus variants
Should you get a second booster shot for COVID-19?
UC Riverside’s Dr. David Lo, a vaccine expert, shares his thoughts
Susan Straight releases new novel, ‘Mecca’
Set in the Inland Empire, her tenth novel, weaves together people, history, and scenery.
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
Students receive Bear Bucks for COVID-19 test results
An incentive program aims to increase testing compliance and improve campus health at UC Riverside.
Using physics to explain the transmission effects of different SARS-CoV-2 mutations
UC Riverside-led team develops new computational method that applies techniques from statistical physics mathematical models in epidemiology
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
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...
Student raises funds on Twitter to buy masks for campus
There's the fear of catching COVID-19, and then there's the anxiety that comes with buying the right mask. UCR experts advise the first pick for face coverings should be the N95 mask, the second the KN95 mask, and the third a combination of the surgical mask worn under a cloth...