COVID-19 Research and Advocacy at UC Berkeley Featured in the Media

COVID-19 Research and Advocacy at UC Berkeley Featured in the Media

As recently featured in the media

Recent press coverage featuring UC Berkeley researchers who are rising to meet the complex challenges of COVID-19 by addressing immediate health care and engineering challenges and considering the broad societal, economic and ethical implications. For more in-depth coverage of selected highlights please visit the COVID-19 Research and Advocacy News.


August 9, 2022

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have created a new COVID-19 therapeutic that could one day make treating SARS-CoV-2 infections as easy as using a nasal spray for allergies. Anders Näär, a professor of metabolic biology in…

January 11, 2022
A new study of nearly 70,000 Covid patients in California demonstrates that Omicron causes less severe disease than other coronavirus variants.
The new research, posted online Tuesday, aligns with similar findings from South Africa, Britain and…
July 7, 2022

An array of problems, including overcrowding, led to a surge of COVID-19 cases in California prisons in 2020-2021, says a new report co-authored by UC Berkeley professor Amy Lerman.

November 5, 2021
Bill Gates is planning to microchip the world through a COVID-19 vaccine. The 5G networks scattered around the world are causing people to catch coronavirus. COVID-19 was spread by Maine lobsters shipped to China. The COVID-19 pandemic has given…
September 10, 2021
Many parents may be worried about the effect of screen time on their teen children's mental health. However, a team of researchers has found that teens who had positive online interactions were less lonely during the lockdown. This suggests that it'…
September 2, 2021
The authors of a study based on an enormous randomized research project in Bangladesh say their results offer the best evidence yet that widespread wearing of surgical masks can limit the spread of the coronavirus in communities. The preprint paper…
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August 10, 2021
Contracting COVID-19 while pregnant dramatically increases the risk that a woman will give birth before the normal 39-44 weeks of pregnancy. Babies born significantly before term are at higher risk of critical, life-long health problems. The…
June 15, 2021
According to the study, remote employees do in fact feel less engaged. The study is being done by audience engagement technology company, Emotive Technologies which conducted the behavioral-based in-depth survey of 395 workers at two time points,…
June 3, 2021
A new study has found that changes in land use in Asia are inadvertently creating conditions ideally suited to the horseshoe bats that can carry coronavirus and which threaten to serve as "hotspots" for the disease's further transmission from…
May 19, 2021
As California's businesses reopen, a majority of state residents are in support of allowing entertainment venues to require proof that their patrons are vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19, and for some employers to require vaccinations…
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May 4, 2021
Researchers at University of Oxford and University of California at Berkeley have found a significantly higher risk of severe complications than previously known for pregnant women with COVID-19 and for their newborns. The statistical analysis for…