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.


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…
April 22, 2021
Two California-bred coronavirus variants are about 20% more infectious than the original virus, according to a study published Tuesday by researchers at UCSF, UC Berkeley and the California Department of Public Health. Researchers said the…
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April 21, 2021
According to a report released this week by the Asian Americans Advancing Justice — Asian Law Caucus and UC Berkeley Occupational Health Program, lackluster COVID safety protocols in fast food restaurants in San Francisco continue to endanger…
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March 1, 2021
Putting the oldest people near the front of the line for COVID-19 shots will save more lives and may extend their lifespan, too, researchers say. The new study findings challenge the view that older people should be lower on the list for shots…
February 16, 2021
How have school districts dealt with the coronavirus pandemic? David Kirp, a professor of public policy at UC Berkeley, has completed a new book, "Greater Expectations," about three school districts and how they have responded to the…
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February 16, 2021
In low-income countries, identifying people who have fallen on hard times due to the pandemic is no easy task. Governments don't have good data about who is poor. Togo turned to artificial intelligence: a computer program that dives into data to…
February 9, 2021
Even in the richest countries in the world, the pandemic has devastated millions. Developing countries have faced the same challenges with far fewer resources to absorb them with. How have their people fared? A new paper aims to solve that problem…
February 8, 2021
In a mere five months, a modest, 1,200-square-foot "pop up" testing lab at the University of California, Berkeley, has been transformed into one of the country's only high-throughput facilities for measuring COVID-19 viruses in sewage water…
January 26, 2021
Researchers trying to improve health care with artificial intelligence usually subject their algorithms to a form of machine med school. Software learns from doctors by digesting thousands or millions of x-rays or other data labeled by expert humans…