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.


January 12, 2021

Bay Area researchers believe a new device has the potential to ramp up the fight against COVID-19. It's designed to diagnose the virus in a fraction of the time, with the help of something you may have in your pocket. All it takes is a marriage…

January 7, 2021
California's Santa Rita jail is in the midst of a second COVID-19 outbreak since the pandemic began. "We're testing people who come into the jail and then we're testing people two weeks after they've been in the jail," said spokesman Sgt. Ray Kelly…
December 10, 2020
As chair-person of California's COVID-19 Scientific Safety Review Workgroup, UC Berkeley professor of epidemiology and biostatistics Arthur Reingold and his team of health experts are tasked with double checking the work of the FDA and CDC…
December 9, 2020
In two American breadbasket communities, Moorefield, W. Va., and Salinas, Calif.,, small farmers and ranchers have been left to improvise as their markets swivel and contract. In its early months considered an urban problem, the coronavirus has been…
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December 9, 2020
Tapping the expertise of Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and medical smart-phone technology expert Dan Fletcher from UC Berkeley, researchers believe they're on the cusp of a point-of-care COVID test that would deliver results within 30…
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December 3, 2020
California's agricultural workers have contracted Covid-19 at nearly three times the rate of other residents in the state, a new study has found, laying bare the risks facing those who keep a $50 billion industry afloat. A study from the…
November 19, 2020
Somewhere between 750,000 and 1.6 million Californians will abruptly lose federal unemployment benefits at the end of December, unless Congress passes and the president signs a bill extending them, according to two reports issued this week. An…
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November 16, 2020
The Bay Area's popular commuter corridors are also generators of carbon dioxide and micro pollutants. So what happened when COVID-19 forced most commuters off the road and into their homes? "...We saw this incredible change. The amount of CO2…
November 16, 2020
Even in this dark moment, as coronavirus cases surge to even more alarming levels and new lockdowns are imposed, there is a path forward to guide us out of this pandemic, experts say. What will life look like over the next year? UC Berkeley…
November 5, 2020
The University of California, Berkeley set up a temporary laboratory where it is testing sewage water to spot signs of COVID-19 in the San Francisco Bay Area. "From the very beginning of the pandemic, it was clear that there were major…
October 30, 2020
Researchers at UC Berkeley are collecting and testing the wastewater of millions of Bay Area residents, with the hopes of being able to spot a possible coronavirus infection cluster before the virus spreads. "We hope that there is not an…
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October 26, 2020
A conversation with UC Berkeley associate professor Carolina Reid, faculty research advisor for the Terner Center for Housing Innovation, author of a new study reporting on coronavirus and housing insecurity. One out of five California…