Content Tagged with: COVID-19

UCR experts discuss the J&J vaccine 'pause'

Even as vaccinations across the U.S. were ramping up due to the popularity and availability of the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, the CDC called a timeout due to reports of serious blood clots

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Researchers seek input from Inland Empire parents, caregivers of school-age children

Study by UC Riverside researchers will examine impacts of remote learning on families with children in grades K-12

By Tess Eyrich | | Social Science / Education

Border surge's cause is more complicated than COVID-19

The United States border has seen an increase in families — primarily men with their children — and most recently a surge in unaccompanied minors traveling north from Central America through Mexico. They are fleeing gang violence, high homicide rates, and lack of economic opportunities. In some cases, such as...

This is the dawning of the age of the vaccine passport

The vaccine passport is coming. The likelihood of a “passport” being required — or perhaps just requested — for travel, and to return to school and work, seems a certainty. New York state is testing a smartphone app that would verify vaccine status for entry into events. IBM is developing...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

‘Little Free Pantry’ now available to student parents at Oban Family Housing

Students with families living at UC Riverside's Oban Family Housing now have access to a small pantry at any time of the day. Small hand sanitizers, canned veggies, coffee, and other nonperishable food items sit inside the Little Free Pantry, a roughly 2-foot-by-1.5-foot wooden miniature shed-shaped case inspired by the...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students

Center for Social Innovation tapped for equity project

The Southern California Association of Governments, or SCAG, the nation’s largest metropolitan planning organization representing six counties, 191 cities, and more than 18 million residents, has chosen the Center for Social Innovation at UC Riverside to conduct research and offer insights and recommendations to advance economic inclusion and equity across...

By UCR News | | Social Science / Education

How the South African COVID-19 variant was found

UC Riverside biomedical scientists were part of an international team that identified the coronavirus strain

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

‘Barbershop Walk’ offers men fitness and comradery

It’s 6:30 a.m. and a group of men are happily fist-bumping one another, smiles evident under their face masks. The morning’s exercise leader is Bert Wright, ’99, who is about to lead the group on a 3-mile trek around the UC Riverside campus. “We’ve considered writing cease and desist letters,”...

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | University

Navigating the $1.9 trillion stimulus

March 8, President Biden was set to sign into law the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus that will provide $1,400 checks to millions of low- and middle-income Americans, new child tax benefits, and extend unemployment payments. It also includes a restaurant rescue fund, money for reopening schools...

What UC Riverside scientists have to say about vaccines, variants, and antibodies

Immunity generated by vaccination is better than immunity from an actual infection, says an expert

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

Fall instruction roadmap released

Final decisions about which fall 2021 classes will be in-person are at least several weeks away. But with May registration for fall classes looming, an Instructional Continuity working group has released a roadmap for what fall 2021 will look like. A March 2 letter from Interim Provost Thomas Smith said...

By UCR News | | University

Experts weigh in on whether COVID-19 is here to stay

COVID-19 is far from beaten. Vaccines may not be the ultimate panacea to haul us out of the pandemic crisis. In the future, will outbreaks of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, arrive in waves every winter? Might COVID-19 never go away? Experts at the University of California, Riverside, weigh...

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

‘She Kills Monsters’ will feature ‘old school theatre magic’

COVID-19 has forced the theater team to be more resourceful while producing a virtual show from home.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Arts / Culture

Partners help us stay connected during pandemic

A pair of UCR studies reveal that living with a romantic partner helps people feel more socially connected during COVID-19. But no other pandemic-era social dynamic carries notable benefits, the researchers found: not your kids, not kibitzing with your bestie on FaceTime, and not your adorable-adoring pets. “Research prior to...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Public health expert says influencers should step back

UC Riverside public health expert Richard Carpiano weighs in on ethical matters for vaccine distribution.

Family is our focus during pandemic, study finds

More fully appreciating family and engaging in more conflict are among the heightened experiences during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new UC Riverside study. The study from David Funder’s psychology lab looked at how people experience everyday life and its situations and how those experiences change because of an...

By J.D. Warren | | Social Science / Education

Biomedical scientist explains how Covid-19 vaccines work

Dr. David Lo at the UC Riverside School of Medicine is an expert on vaccines

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

UCR campus set to reopen in fall 2021

On Jan. 11, UC President Michael V. Drake announced a fall 2021 systemwide return to in-person instruction.

By J.D. Warren | | University

Are people living with HIV more isolated during the pandemic?

A UC Riverside-led study, funded by Merck, is set to find out

By Iqbal Pittalwala | | Health

First-year students: Making ‘the best out of this situation’

Resident advisors are creating ways to remain virtually connected while building a sense of community with first-year students in campus housing.

By Sandra Baltazar Martínez | | Students