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...
Is it time to wear a highly efficient medical grade facemask?
UC Riverside experts weigh in
O my, here’s Omicron
UC Riverside experts share their thoughts on the new COVID-19 variant
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
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...
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
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...
Public health expert says influencers should step back
UC Riverside public health expert Richard Carpiano weighs in on ethical matters for vaccine distribution.
Too much hype, too soon?
The news arrived Monday that the world has been awaiting since spring: a vaccine has been developed that shows a high degree of efficacy in late-stage trials: 90%. That puts it in the company of effective vaccines such as for measles, and well beyond what the medical community hoped for...
This is how we can improve response to the next pandemic
A UC Riverside medical sociologist offers five strategies for combating misinformation and strengthening public health