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May 19, 2020
Dr. Jody Heymann -- founding director of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center and a distinguished professor of public health, public policy, and medicine at UCLA -- co-authored an opinion piece published by CNN.com about the role that paid sick leave could play in reducing the spread of COVID-19. “Paid sick leave is the only way all workers in America can afford to stay home when they are sick and not spread the novel coronavirus to others,” Heymann and her co-author, Brigid Schulte, a former Washington Post staff writer, wrote. “The costs of not providing paid sick leave are what we can't afford. Workers without paid sick leave are 1.5 times more likely to go to work when ill, reducing productivity and spreading disease.”
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May 18, 2020
OneIndia referenced UCLA Fielding School of Public Health alum Giridhara R. Babu (MPH '08, PhD '12) on the course of the pandemic in the Indian states of West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
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May 18, 2020
The Wall Street Journal interviewed Ninez Ponce, professor of health policy and management at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, on the impact of the pandemic on African-American and Latino populations in California.
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May 16, 2020
The Associated Press interviewed Karin Michels, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology, about the COVID-19 testing program offered by the City of Los Angeles.
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May 15, 2020
The Washington Post interviewed Dr. Richard Jackson, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on the federal administration’s relationship with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
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May 14, 2020
Good Housekeeping interviewed Dr. Jonathan Fielding, UCLA FSPH distinguished professor-in-residence of health policy and management, on how consumers can be safe and protect the service workers and professionals they deal with during the pandemic, including washing and disinfecting hands.
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May 13, 2020
Fielding School Associate Dean Alina Dorian and Dr. Shant Shekherdimian of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA are coordinating with experts worldwide to identify and deliver medical equipment to Armenia and Nagorno-Karbakh, as well as to share the latest COVID-19 knowledge and practices with health professionals in both places.
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May 12, 2020
The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Jody Heymann, founding director of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s WORLD Policy Analysis Center and a UCLA distinguished professor of public health, public policy and medicine, about about a study she co-authored that shows that with paid sick leave, workers are more likely to not go to work when they are ill.
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May 12, 2020
California Health Report interviewed Steven P. Wallace, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of community health sciences and associate director of FSPH’s UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, on fears among undocumented older adults in seeking health care amidst the current pandemic.
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May 8, 2020
The Guardian quoted Dr. Richard Jackson, professor emeritus of environmental health sciences at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, on California’s plans for a slow, phased recovery, where re-openings will vary across the state, in contrast to other U.S. states.

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