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NIH Grant to Create Humanized Mice Susceptible to COVID-19

August 03, 2020

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a grant of $1.2 million to the Mouse Biology Program at the University of California, Davis, to create mice that are susceptible to the COVID-19 virus, and to distribute them to researchers.

The goal is to create mice that can be used to reproduce human COVID-19 disease, said Kent Lloyd, director of the Mouse Biology Program and professor in the Department of Surgery at the UC Davis School of Medicine.

UC Davis experts detail common mistakes about COVID-19

July 30, 2020
Infectious disease physicians guide us through the science of coronavirus mistakes ranging from hand sanitizer and gloves to herd immunity and long-term impacts

(SACRAMENTO) — Do not blame yourself. The evolution of COVID-19 information has been the most rapid in medical history. It’s hard to keep up.

That’s why even the most well-intentioned people trying to keep themselves, their families and their communities safe from the coronavirus are still making mistakes.

Social Distancing Varies by Income in U.S.

July 29, 2020
Poorer Communities Face Double Burden During Pandemic as They Stay Home Less


Wealthier communities went from being the most mobile before the COVID-19 pandemic to the least mobile, while poorer areas have gone from the least mobile to the most mobile, according to a study by the University of California, Davis.

Measuring the Impact of Emergency Remote Instruction at California Community Colleges

July 20, 2020

Cassandra Hart, an associate professor in the UC Davis School of Education, will be conducting a study this fall to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students in California Community Colleges. The postsecondary education system is the largest in the United States, with 115 colleges across California in urban, suburban and rural areas, and serves more than 2.1 million students from a wide range of backgrounds.

Now what? UC Davis public health expert maps out COVID-19 status and road ahead

July 15, 2020

(SACRAMENTO) — COVID-19 cases and infection rates are skyrocketing. Gov. Gavin Newsom this week closed a range of California businesses - again. Local health officials warn about the explosive spread of the coronavirus – while we still see scenes of casual beach gatherings in places like South Lake Tahoe.

For many people, all the numbers and changing orders make it hard to get a solid picture of where we stand with COVID-19.