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Tracking COVID-19 at UCLA
National

Los Angeles

Feb. 23, 2021 4:02 p.m.
COVID-19 patient registry increases plasma donations, aids in research studies

(Eunice Hong/Daily Bruin contributor)

A UCLA registry is facilitating blood plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients and helping to guide COVID-19 research.
UCLA researchers opened the Research Registry for Recovered COVID-19 Patients soon after the first surge of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles, with the initial goal to find potential plasma donors and test the use of their plasma to treat the disease, said Arash Naeim, the principal investigator of the registry.

By Madison Pfau and Maddie Rausa

A Closer Look

Feb. 19, 2021 7:39 p.m.
Students express concern, need for action following anti-Asian violence

A string of attacks on Asian American elders has sparked a conversation among the UCLA Asian community about the rise of anti-Asian violence.
A 19-year-old man violently shoved 84-year-old Thai man Vicha Ratanapakdee in San Francisco late January.

By Christine Tran and Constanza Montemayor

National

Jan. 26, 2021 4:38 p.m.

UC Student Association campaigns to double the Pell Grant maximum

The association that represents University of California students is calling on President Joe Biden’s administration to double the Pell Grant to make college more affordable.
The UC Student Association has met with federal representatives, nonprofit leaders and mobilized UC students to advocate for its Double the Pell campaign since the association initiated the campaign in August, said Joshua Lewis, the UCSA government relations chair and a student at UC Berkeley.

By Clara Schwartz

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