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.


May 22, 2020

Recommending further federal action to bolster the economy, economics professor Maurice Obstfeld and business professor Laura Tyson, both members of the Governor's Council of Economic Advisers, write: "Under current conditions, the…

May 21, 2020

Normally, Berkeley's Innovative Genomics Institute, co-founded by molecular and cell biology professor Jennifer Doudna, works on research related to the CRISPR gene-editing technology she co-invented. But when the COVID-19 pandemic…

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May 18, 2020
In the latest New York Times dispatch about the COVID-19 experience in California by students at Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Max Brimelow, Julie Chang, Pedro Cota, Kristen Hwang and Alex Matthews write about new COVID-19 testing…
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May 15, 2020
A 2016 survey found that in California alone nearly a fifth of registered nurses were Filipino, and today the COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting their prevalence on the frontlines. Ethnic studies professor Catherine Ceniza Choy wrote a book…
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May 14, 2020
The popup COVID-19 testing lab at Berkeley/UCSF's Innovative Genomic Institute is scaling up its daily samples, with a near-term goal of about 1,000 tests a day. After starting with firefighters, potentially exposed nursing home patients,…
May 13, 2020
It's been pretty well publicized that an intensive study of proliferating COVID-19 antibody tests, co-led by assistant bioengineering professor Patrick Hsu of the Berkeley-UCSF Innovative Genomics Institute, has found that very few are…
May 13, 2020
Some 70% of registered California voters say they agree that the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating inequality, with just 9% disagreeing, in the latest poll by Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies. Opinions generally followed party…
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May 13, 2020
Licensed child care centers and family child care providers are very worried about the money they've lost during the pandemic and the costs they'll face when reopening, an extensive survey by Berkeley's Center for the Study of Child Care…
May 11, 2020
De Kai, a research scholar at Berkeley's International Computer Science Institute and professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, is about to release a study he led with an international team of scientists, showing that…
May 8, 2020
A significant majority of California voters support paid sick leave, medical benefits, and replacement wages for farmworkers who contract COVID-19, according to a new poll by Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies. The support applies…
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May 8, 2020
People in the Bay Area are more supportive of shelter-in-place rules than residents of other California areas, a new poll co-conducted by Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies has found. The survey, among 8,800 registered voters,…
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May 8, 2020
Dr. Eva Harris, a public health professor specializing in infectious diseases and vaccinology and Dr. Lisa Barcellos, a public health professor specializing in epidemiology and biostatistics, are co-leading an extensive study of the…