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'We Know It Is In The Air,' Local Scientist Reacts To Changing CDC COVID-19 Guidance

Sept. 22
By Alison St John, Pat Finn

On Monday, the Centers for Disease Control removed language about the spread of the coronavirus through aerosol particles from its website, information they had just posted Friday. A renowned UC San Diego atmospheric chemist explains what science believes about aerosols and the coronavirus on KPBS Midday Edition.

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UC San Diego Kicks Off Testing In First Of Kind Outpatient Worldwide COVID-19 Trial

Sept. 18
By Shalina Chatlani

The trial, called ACTIV-2, is under the National Institutes of Health. The idea of the trial is to test out multiple coronavirus-specific therapies at once.

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San Diego Scientists Uncover Why Elderly COVID-19 Patients May Experience Deadlier Cases

Sept. 16
By Shalina Chatlani

The research, which was published this week in the peer-reviewed journal 'Cell,' could explain why older people often experience more deadly coronavirus cases.

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San Diego Zoo Global Shifts Conservation Focus

Sept. 14
By Erik Anderson

San Diego Zoo officials are changing they way they think about conservation and what's involved when they step in to help a threatened species.

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Roundtable: SDSU Sees Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Sept. 11
By Bennett Lacy

San Diego State University pauses in-person classes amid a surge in COVID-19 cases among students, San Diego takes steps to help hotel workers reclaim lost jobs, and the tight race for congress in east county.

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Under Pressure From Privacy Advocates, San Diego Mayor Shuts Down Streetlight Cameras

Sept. 10
By Andrew Bowen

San Diego's "smart streetlights" were originally pitched as a way to improve transportation planning, but they quickly morphed into a tool for law enforcement. An ordinance to regulate the cameras' use is awaiting a vote from the City Council.

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AstraZeneca Phase 3 Trials Paused Due To Safety Concerns, UC San Diego Arm Of Study Delayed

Sept. 10
By Shalina Chatlani

Now, a data safety review board is investigating whether the illness is connected to the vaccine.

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Think 2020's Disasters Are Wild? Experts See Worse In Future

Sept. 10
By Associated Press

Freak natural disasters — most with what scientists say likely have a climate change connection — seem to be everywhere in the crazy year 2020. But experts say we’ll probably look back and say those were the good old days, when disasters weren’t so wild.

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San Diego Scientists Call Out FDA Commissioner Over 'Cherry Picked' COVID-19 Plasma Data

Sept. 8
By Shalina Chatlani

Scientists say President Donald Trump's characterization of plasma as a "breakthrough," is unfounded and based on unpublished and cherry-picked data.

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Too Much Love Harming San Diego Tide Pools

Sept. 7
By Erik Anderson

Environmentalists worry that local tide pools might be attracting too many visitors and that is putting the habitats at risk.

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