Gov. Gavin Newsom assembled a team of researchers and medical experts to advise California officials on the creation and distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. (Justin Jung/Daily Bruin senior staff)
UCLA and University of California researchers will lead a team that will advise California officials on a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom named a Scientific Safety Review Workgroup in a press release Monday, which will help California government officials vet a COVID-19 vaccine when it is available and help officials develop a plan to distribute the vaccine.
Allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primary elections may encourage civic participation but might not impact most elections, UCLA professors said.
California Proposition 18 would allow 17-year-olds who will turn 18 by the general election to participate in related primaries and special elections.
California voters will decide the fate of affirmative action on the November general election ballot, but the measure continues to face controversy.
Affirmative action is the practice of taking into account factors like race and sex in the context of education and employment.
California is the first state to pass a bill that would create a bill of rights for students who take out loans, though some say the bill may not have any meaningful effects.
California’s wildfire smoke and COVID-19 could create an unforeseen mixture of adverse health effects for the state’s residents, UCLA medical faculty said.
Although little is known about long-term exposure to air pollutants like wildfire smoke and its particulates, there are preliminary studies that show the number and severity of COVID-19 cases are higher in areas with high air pollution, said Stephanie Christenson, a doctor and an assistant professor of pulmonology at UC San Francisco.
UCLA Transportation commissioned two new zero-emissions shuttles to run through Westwood and help the university make strides toward its sustainability goals.
The two new shuttles will run a 30-minute loop between the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and the UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica to transport both staff and patients, according to a Sept.
Students might not have many options to take classes on campus, but they’ll still have their choice of voting options on campus.
Starting at the end of October, voters can cast their ballots at Bradley International Hall, Ackerman Union and the Hammer Museum for the November elections, said Marisa Osborne, the events division manager at Associated Students UCLA.
Jordan Yanowitz jolted out of bed at 2:44 a.m. to find a glowing sky and turbulent winds shaking his window blinds.
Through the sound of his banging shades and thunder, he heard his parents yelling at his brother to come inside from their backyard where he had been sleeping, said Yanowitz, a third-year ecology, behavior, and evolution student who evacuated his home in Santa Cruz County because of wildfires.
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