Expert Voices

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    Top 6 ways for job seekers to use pandemic downtime productively

    August 13, 2020 The executive director of UCI's Paul Merage School of Business Career Center shares insights into enhancing and expanding your skills.

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    UCI launches OC coronavirus statistics site

    August 10, 2020 The first-of-its-kind website provides statistics and maps on COVID-19 infections in Orange County, and enables comparisons to neighboring counties.

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    Water and Covid

    August 5, 2020 Is tap water safer than bottled water? An expert discusses this and other issues.

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    Robots to the rescue

    August 5, 2020 Socially assistive devices can perform household chores, accomplish healthcare tasks and offer emotional support. "I hope COVID-19 will be a wakeup call to our robotics community to spur new ideas," says an expert.

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    Scientists create molecule that could treat COVID-19

    August 5, 2020 UCI scientists have synthesized a molecule that binds to the coronavirus so it can’t hijack human cells and easily replicate itself. The project is an early step that could lead the the development of antiviral drugs to treat COVID-19.

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    Startups Provide Speedy COVID-19 Testing

    August 4, 2020 The test quickly detects COVID-19 antibodies as well as many other respiratory viruses, allowing doctors to better understand COVID-19’s progression within that person’s body.

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    Toxic hand sanitizers pose new health threat

    July 31, 2020 The FDA has recalled and imposed import bans on dozens of brands found to contain methanol, a dangerous chemical that can be life-threatening if swallowed.

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    The future of food

    July 28, 2020 The pandemic seems to be increasing consumer reliance on local farmers, community-based producers, home cooking, gardening and shelf-stable foods.

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    Coronavirus crisis and economic recovery

    July 27, 2020 A business expert explains how consumer behavior affects public and economic health during a pandemic, and how Orange County can stay safely open for business.

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    Answering the call

    July 27, 2020 The inside story of how UCI responded to COVID-19, the greatest crisis in campus history. “I’ve never been in a fighter jet,” one official recalled, “but I imagine it’s what it feels like when they kick in the afterburners.”

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