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Tracking COVID-19 at UCLA2020 Racial Injustice Protests
Science & Health


Jun 10, 2020 6:53 pm
Students face mental health challenges in wake of pandemic, protests

For Mercy Eme, balancing schoolwork and life at home during the coronavirus pandemic has been overwhelming.
At home, Eme attends her online classes while acting as a caretaker for her family, feeling lonely and worrying about her grandmother’s health, all of which exacerbated her generalized anxiety disorder, said the second-year molecular, cell and developmental biology student.

By Kaitlin Browne and Megan Mccallister


May 27, 2020 5:53 pm

UCLA doctors report pandemic’s effects on brain for those with, without COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic will have psychological and pathological effects on the brains of patients and the public, according to UCLA doctors.
While COVID-19 patients could potentially develop neurological symptoms because of SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for causing the disease, those without the disease may also be experiencing neurological effects, such as increased sleep disruption and vivid dreams, because of the psychological impacts of the lockdown.

By Zhichun Li


May 21, 2020 4:40 pm

Epidemiology adjunct professor helps China develop, implement COVID-19 response

A UCLA professor helped control China’s COVID-19 epidemic when it first emerged, but he worries about rising global COVID-19 cases.
Zunyou Wu, an adjunct professor of epidemiology in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and the chief epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, was among the first scientists to study SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, when it first surfaced in Wuhan, China, in late December.

By Phoebe Chen

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