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COVID-19: It’s easy to say get tested. It’s much harder to do. 

California Healthline interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on how to get tested in a way that will yield useful information, including the reality that a negative result may not be conclusive.

June 22, 2020

 

COVID-19: What a second wave of coronavirus may be like 

The Huffington Post interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the likelihood of a possible second wave of the novel coronavirus. 

June 22, 2020

 

COVID-19: Can isolation bubbles for players and staff allow the NBA to restart? 

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the risks of proposals by the NBA to isolate players and staff in so-called “bubbles” as a path to restarting the basketball season. 

June 22, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor named trailblazer

PBS Southern California has honored Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, as a “trailblazer” because of her work researching infectious diseases, including the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

June 22, 2020

 

COVID-19: A clear case of an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure  

Dr. Anne Rimoin, an infectious diseases professor, discusses the failures of the U.S. national response to the pandemic.

June 22, 2020

 

COVID-19: Testing positive today is only reflective of exposure two to three weeks previously 

CNN interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the contact tracing process that should follow notice that testing found six members of the Trump Campaign’s advance team are infected.

June 20, 2020

 

COVID-19: California’s disease resurgence  

Dr. Anne Rimoin, an infectious diseases professor, discusses California’s recent spike in COVID-19 cases, including breaking a record with more than 4,000 cases in a single day. 

June 20, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health efforts spotlighted in ASPPH Friday Letter

The ASPPH Friday Letter reported nine items related to UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts and FSPH efforts related to the pandemic. Under “Preparedness and Response,” these included a report on a $1.3 million NOH grant for COVID-19 research by a team co-led by Dr. Marc Suchard, professor of Biostatistics, Biomathematics, & Human Genetics at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, and a commentary in the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) on racism and COVID-19 co-authored by Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences and Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology and director of the FSPH Center for Global and Immigrant Health. Under “ASPPH Members in The News,” these included a New York Times column that quoted Rimoin about leadership in the pandemic response

June 19, 2020

 

COVID-19: With curtains, sanitization, and social distancing, gymnasiums reopen 

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on how gyms are taking precautions to prevent spread.

June 19, 2020

 

COVID-19: Firefighting agencies planning ahead for wildfire season  

LAist interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the risks to firefighters from the pandemic as the wildfire season approaches in the western United States.

June 17, 2020

 

COVID-19: Everyone is susceptible to this virus  

KNX-AM interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the increase in infections among younger adults. 

June 17, 2020

 

COVID-19: Will surges in cases mean a return to lockdowns?  

Marketplace interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the likelihood of a second wave of infection.

June 16, 2020

 

COVID-19: Wear a mask – that is what everybody should be doing 

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the importance of wearing masks during the pandemic.

June 15, 2020

 

COVID-19: Masks with exhalation valves may not be adequate 

ABC News interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, for the “Good Morning America” program on the utility of masks with exhalation valves with regard to preventing spread of the pandemic. 

June 15, 2020

 

COVID-19: We are still in the midst of a pandemic  

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the state of the pandemic, including the possibility of a second wave later this year. 

June 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Why is mortality far lower in many female-led countries?

The New York Times quoted Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, in a piece by columnist Nicholas Kristof on whether women leaders have done better at fighting the pandemic.

June 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health efforts spotlighted in ASPPH Friday Letter

The ASPPH Letter reported five items related to UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts and FSPH efforts related to the pandemic. Under “Preparedness and Response,” these included a signed open letter by Dr. David Eisenman, professor of community health sciences, Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology, and Dr. Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor-in-residence of health policy and management, on how to reduce COVID-19 spread during civil protest.

June 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: Bracing for spike and a second wave 

KNBC-TV interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the state of the pandemic, including the possibility of a second wave later this year.

June 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: Reopening the state and best public health practices  

KPCC-FM interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the state of the pandemic, including best practices for individuals as California governments relax social distancing restrictions.

June 11, 2020

 

COVID-19: What does it mean to be in phase three of a vaccine trial? 

KTLA-TV interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the state of the pandemic, including the announcement that at least one possible vaccine, being developed by Moderna, Inc., will go to a Phase 3 study in July. 

June 11, 2020

 

COVID-19: Tips for continuing to wear a face mask during Georgia’s hot months

The Atlanta Journal Constitution quoted Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the importance of wearing masks to prevent spread of the pandemic.

June 11, 2020

 

COVID-19: Summer is here and your mask is sweaty 

Dr. Anne Rimoin, an infectious diseases professor, says it’s important to wear a mask and maintain social distancing through the summer.

June 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: Seven reasons to care about racism and COVID-19 and seven things to do to stop it 

The American Journal of Public Health published an editorial about racism and the pandemic, and strategies to address the problem, co-written by Gilbert Gee, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health (FSPH) professor of community health sciences; Anne Rimoin, FSPH professor of epidemiology; and Marguerite J. Ro, with Public Health—Seattle & King County, Seattle, WA.

June 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: Protesters should be tested or self-quarantine for two weeks

CNN referenced guidelines promulgated by UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty on how to reduce pandemic spread during and after political protests, including testing and self-quarantine. The open letter, signed by Dr. David Eisenman, professor of community health sciences; Anne Rimoin, professor of epidemiology; and Dr. Jonathan Fielding, distinguished professor-in-residence of health policy and management, was mentioned by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti at a news conference.

June 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: At least 19 states have seen surges in coronavirus cases; keep wearing your mask

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the importance of wearing masks to prevent spread of the pandemic. 

June 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: The differences between asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread 

CNN quoted Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the differences between the difference between asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic spread, and how the pandemic can spread even when individuals don’t feel or show any symptoms. 

June 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: Staying safe during protests 

Dr. Anne Rimoin, an infectious diseases professor, discusses the safety measures for protesters, phase three of reopening and a possible second peak.

June 8, 2020

 

COVID-19: Harvard study suggests coronavirus may have hit China in autumn of 2019 

ABC News interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on a Harvard Medical School study, based on satellite photographs of the parking lots at hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan and currently under review, that suggests coronavirus may have hit China in autumn of 2019.

June 8, 2020

 

COVID-19: Rise in California cases raises fears over reopening and protests  

The Guardian referenced an open letter signed by public health experts from across the University of California and calling on law enforcement to curb the use of chemical agents on crowds. Those signing include Eisenman; Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology; and Dr. Jonathan Fielding, UCLA FSPH distinguished professor-in-residence of health policy and management. 

June 3, 2020

 

COVID-19: Tips for keeping cool while wearing a face mask in the summer

Dr. Anne Rimoin, an infectious diseases professor, said wearing a mask in the heat can be uncomfortable, but it is not impossible. Dr. Rimoin offers tips for making the experience more manageable.

May 28, 2020

 

COVID-19: Franck Buckley interviews pandemic experts 

Dr. Rimoin and Dr. Adalja answer questions about the development of a vaccine, the characteristics of the virus and it’s transmission, when Americans may be able to travel again, and more.

May 25, 2020

 

COVID-19: Pandemic death toll is likely higher than the number currently reported

Dr. Fauci told lawmakers that the actual pandemic death toll is likely higher than the number currently reported and warned of spikes if state economies open too quickly. This topic is discussed further with Ashley Parker, John Heilemann, and Dr. Anne Rimoin, an infectious diseases professor.

May 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson give big boost to UCLA COVID-19 research  

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson show their support of LA’s healthcare workers, first responders and the COVID-19 study led by Anne Rimoin, Fielding School professor of epidemiology and  Dr. Grace Aldrovandi of the David Geffen School of Medicine. Postdoctoral scholar, Adva Gadoth, and doctoral student, Megan Halbrook, are part of the study team. 

May 5, 2020

 

COVID-19: Stay at home fatigue sets in 

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the growing concerns about outdoor crowds and lack of distancing after warmer weekend. 

May 4, 2020

 

COVID-19: These researchers are not waiting for COVID-19 answers, they’re finding them 

The Los Angeles Times interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the UCLA COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative for protecting and testing frontline healthcare workers in Los Angeles. 

May 2, 2020

 

COVID-19: Fauci says drug remdesivir shows clear promise of treating COVID-19 

NIH’s Dr. Anthony Fauci says there’s proof the drug can block coronavirus. Dr. Irwin Redlener and Dr. Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, join the discussion. 

April 29, 2020

 

COVID-19: Tom Hanks donates his plasma to UCLA after beating COVID-19: As easy as taking a nap 

The Los Angeles Times referenced Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, in a piece about actor-producer Tom Hanks’ support of the COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative study of healthcare workers led by Rimoin.  

April 29, 2020

 

COVID-19: Misinformation makes pandemic fight even harder 

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on misinformation regarding possible treatments coming from the Federal Administration.

April 25, 2020

 

COVID-19: What does immunity mean and for how long?  

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on multiple questions, including whether antibody tests demonstrate immunity, and how that should influence the question of relaxing physical distancing restrictions. 

April 20, 2020

 

COVID-19: Dr. COVID-19 testing kits, results and potential immunity 

KTLA interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, to discuss the latest COVID-19 testing kits, results and potential immunity. 

April 20, 2020

 

COVID-19: Opening up the country right now is too soon 

The BBC interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the question of relaxing physical distancing restrictions.

April 19, 2020

 

COVID-19: In California, social distancing makes the difference    

Le Figaro, in Paris, France, quoted Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on how California has dealt with the pandemic. 

April 16, 2020

 

COVID-19: Public communications and vaccine safety   

MSNBC interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on how the public will be persuaded about the safety of a future vaccine. 

April 16, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA study shows use of cloth masks will reduce spread significantly 

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the possibility that widespread use of cloth masks will significantly reduce the spread of the pandemic. 

April 15, 2020

 

COVID-19: Pandemic preparedness has been very, very poorly funded   

MSNBC interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the state of the pandemic response. 

April 15, 2020

 

COVID-19: Social distancing in California “made a difference” to coronavirus  

AFP, a French language news service, interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on how California has dealt with the pandemic. 

April 15, 2020

 

COVID-19: US needs to ‘reimagine’ how we live 

MSNBC interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the historical impact of the pandemic on the American society. 

April 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: When will we have robust testing for everyone who needs a test? 

CBS interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on how crucial it is to ramp up testing, including how that impacts the healthcare workers who are the subject of an epidemiological study she is leading at UCLA.

April 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: We need to understand how many people have been infected

The Dr. Oz program interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the need to ramp up COVID-19 testing, as well as testing and tracking healthcare workers and first responders. 

April 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Antibody testing finds has immunity

KSNTV, NBC affiliate in Las Vegas, interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the issue of antibody testing. 

April 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Study of transmission among healthcare workers  

MSN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, to discuss the goals of her study on COVID-19 transmission among Los Angeles healthcare workers. 

April 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA study of healthcare workers and first responders focuses on antibodies   

NBC interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative she is leading to test for and track potential exposures among health care workers and first responders in Los Angeles, including whether they have developed antibodies to protect against the disease.

April 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA study focuses on healthcare workers   

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles affiliate, interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the COVID-19 Rapid Response Initiative she is leading to test and track COVID-19 exposures among health care workers in Los Angeles.

April 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: A natural origin of the pandemic    

KTLA-TV interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the origin of the pandemic.

April 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: If we open up, we will see a rebound in the number of cases  

KNBC-TV, Los Angeles affiliate, interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the flagship “News Conference” program, along with University of California President Janet Napolitano and California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, on the state of the pandemic.

April 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: We still are missing widespread testing   

NBC quoted Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, during the flagship Meet the Press program

April 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA Fielding School of Public Health efforts spotlighted in ASPPH Friday Letter  

The ASPPH Friday Letter reported five items related to UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts and the pandemic. Under “Academic Resources and Tools,” the Letter linked to “FSPH Experts Present to Los Angeles City Health Commission on COVID-19,” spotlighting Anne Rimoin and Gilbert Gee, professor of community health sciences, for their presentation to the city’s public health commissioners.

April 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: Physical distancing may be here to stay  

KTTV-TV, Fox affiliate, Los Angeles) interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on whether physical distancing measures should stay in place until the fall.

April 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: Too early to relax physical distancing  

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on when physical distancing measures could be relaxed.

April 9, 2020

 

COVID-19: Physical distancing remains necessary  

A Detroit News column referenced Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the importance of physical distancing policies.

April 8, 2020

 

COVID-19: The most stylish work from home sets   

A column published by MEDIAite referenced Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health. 

April 8, 2020

 

COVID-19: “New normal” requires vaccines, therapeutics, and widespread testing  

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on what it will take for the U.S. to get to a new normal.

April 7, 2020

 

COVID-19: Fluid dynamics research hints at spread by spoken word 

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS) interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on research on how fluids travel from our respiratory tracts when we sneeze, speak, or breathe.

April 7, 2020

 

COVID-19: Lessons must be learned from this response 

MSNBC interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the lessons learned from the pandemic.

April 6, 2020

 

COVID-19: Everything we see today is based on exposure two weeks earlier 

KTLA interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the lag between infections and symptoms.

April 6, 2020

 

COVID-19: Dr. Anne Rimoin answers viewer questions 

KTLA interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

April 6, 2020

 

COVID-19: Face masks protect everyone

KTLA interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, on the latest recommendations regarding face masks for the general public.

April 3, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA epidemiologist joins telephone town hall 

The Larchmont Buzz quoted Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology and director of the Fielding School’s UCLA Center for Global and Immigrant Health, who spoke as part of a community town hall sponsored by Los Angeles City Councilmember David Ryu.

April 2, 2020

 

COVID-19: California releases model predicting peak in mid-May

KCBS interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, on the possible future course of the pandemic in California. 

April 1, 2020

 

COVID-19: What you need to know about face masks

GQ interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about whether widespread adoption of masks can actually help limit the spread of the virus.

April 1, 2020

 

COVID-19: Right now we have no idea where we sit on this curve

MSNBC interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about the latest developments in the pandemic fight in the U.S., including federal government estimates that even a “best case” scenario in the United States could lead to as many as 240,000 dead. 

March 31, 2020

 

COVID-19: Should the public wear protective gear?

CNN interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about the pandemic, including understanding whether the general public should wear personal protective equipment (PPE) in their daily lives.

March 31, 2020

 

COVID-19: Questions for an emergency medicine physician and an epidemiologist 

NPR interviewed Megan Ranney, an emergency medicine physician, about treating COVID-19 patients and Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about the spread of the virus. 

March 31, 2020

 

COVID-19: Answering your coronavirus questions: death toll, treatments, and testing scams

NPR interviewed Anne Rimoin, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, about multiple topics on the “National Conversation” program, including the current state of understanding of the pandemic.

March 31, 2020

 

COVID-19: We have the power to change the course of this pandemic

CNN interviewed interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including federal government estimates the nation could face as many as 200,000 deaths from COVID-19.

March 30, 2020

 

COVID-19: Secrets to combating stress rising from the situation

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about how individuals can deal with the stress of the situation.

March 30, 2020

 

COVID-19: Everyone has some power to help reduce the spread

KTLA interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on federal government directives regarding state and local physical distancing orders. 

March 30, 2020

 

COVID-19: We can’t be worrying about politics, we have to worry about a virus

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including the U.S. government’s efforts to fight the pandemic

March 27, 2020

 

COVID-19: Plan to open up the country by Easter is dangerous

Yahoo News quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including regarding Trump Administration proposals to relax physical distancing restrictions by Easter Sunday. 

March 25, 2020

 

COVID-19: Understanding the pandemic and personal precautions

KTLA (Los Angeles television) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including questions about sanitizing deliveries and personal hygiene.

March 25, 2020

 

COVID-19: Relaxing physical distancing restrictions just doesn’t make any sense

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including regarding proposals to relax physical distancing restrictions.

March 24, 2020

 

COVID-19: Relaxing physical distancing restrictions “a very dangerous strategy”

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including regarding Trump Administration proposals to relax physical distancing restrictions by Easter Sunday.

March 24, 2020

 

COVID-19: Pay for it now, or pay for it later

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including directions on physical distancing.

March 23, 2020

 

COVID-19: Understanding public health crisis management

KTLA (Los Angeles television) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, including questions about the differences in public health crisis management practices across the US.

March 23, 2020

 

COVID-19: Without PPE our health care workers are at great risk

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic, especially the impact on the healthcare workforce.

March 21, 2020

 

COVID-19: The virus is here. It’s everywhere

KTLA (Los Angeles television) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin about the pandemic on the Frank Buckley Interviews program.

March 20, 2020

 

COVID-19: The importance of staying at home and physical distancing

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on how the importance of social (or physical) distancing to prevent spread of the pandemic.  

March 20, 2020

 

COVID-19: Safe at home order is a smart idea

KTLA (Los Angeles television) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on decisions by state and local officials to keep Californians at home, and not congregate in large groups. 

March 20, 2020

 

COVID-19: Expert cites Peace Corps service

Peace Corps Worldwide referenced UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on advocacy for the Peace Corps in response to the pandemic. 

March 19, 2020

 

COVID-19: Testing, vaccine trials, social distancing, and new infections

KTLA (Los Angeles television) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on how best to protect the most vulnerable: the elderly and those with preexisting conditions. 

March 19, 2020

 

COVID-19: How can someone pass along coronavirus when asymptomatic?

CNN quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on how the virus is passed from one person to another, even without symptoms.

March 19, 2020

 

COVID-19: Every minute counts in the fight

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on what can still be done in the pandemic fight.

March 18, 2020

 

COVID-19:  What to expect and what can be done to prepare?

KTLA (Los Angeles television) News interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on the roots of the pandemic, and what needs to happen next in the United States.

March 18, 2020

 

COVID-19: Testing expanding slightly at Los Angeles County hospitals

Los Angeles Daily News quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin on the status of the testing program in the US.

March 18, 2020

 

COVID-19: Healthcare specialists need personal protective equipment

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin about the Trump Administration’s reported decisions to allow states more authority over coronavirus testing and access to federal resources. 

March 17, 2020

 

COVID-19: Groundbreaking clinical developments in the fight

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on how to contain the pandemic. Rimoin, appeared alongside Ralph Baric, professor at UNC’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology, whose team has been working on potential coronavirus cures for the past six years.

March 16, 2020

 

COVID-19: Keep people as far apart as possible

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin and Dr. Matthew Waxman, assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, about the COVID-19 outbreak, including the need for planning to correctly implement social distancing in public venues

March 15, 2020

 

COVID-19: Relapses possible in viral infections

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin about reports that a Japanese patient reported positive for a second time, after earlier have been tested negative. 

March 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Lockdowns in the United States?

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin about the potential for large scale quarantines in U.S. cities.  

March 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Critical to restrict access in nursing homes

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoinwho answered viewers’ questions regarding specific preventative measures, including protecting the aging. 

March 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Social distancing and testing are the cornerstones

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on the need for testing, preventative measures to slow the spread of the pandemic, and preparation for the next few months. 

March 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Social distancing means it’s okay to stay home

KLAC (AM 570 Radio, owned by the Los Angeles Dodgers) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin during the UCLA Health Zone program about multiple questions regarding the pandemic. 

March 14, 2020

 

COVID-19: Testing needed now, but funding needed before an outbreak

CNN interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on the need for testing, funding, and preventative measures to slow the spread of the pandemic. 

March 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: School closings, child vulnerability, and government action

KTLA (Los Angeles television) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on multiple questions regarding the pandemic, including on school closings, the vulnerability of children to the virus, and official response to the issue.

March 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: City of Los Angeles and UCLA cooperate on pandemic communications

Los Angeles Blade reported on a joint effort by the City of Los Angeles and the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, featuring epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin and Mayor Eric Garcetti, to provide reliable information for Angelenos facing the pandemic

March 13, 2020

 

COVID-19: UCLA expert answers viewers’ questions

KTLA (Los Angeles television) interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on multiple questions regarding the pandemic, including on travel, vaccines, and decisions regarding public spaces and elective healthcare.

March 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: Travel and the coronavirus

The New York Times quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on the question of whether to travel, and where it’s safe to go, given the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: How it could transform Los Angeles

Los Angeles Magazine interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professors Jonathan Fielding, Anne Rimoin, and David Eisenman for a lengthy analysis on how the pandemic may play out in Los Angeles County, along with county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer and other public health experts.

March 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: City of Los Angeles collaborating with UCLA

Los Angeles Sentinel referenced UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor and epidemiologist Anne Rimoin in a commentary by Mayor Eric Garcetti about the City of Los Angeles’ response to the pandemic.

March 12, 2020

 

COVID-19: How to contain it and prevent further spread

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on how to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, and prevent it from spreading further.

March 11, 2020

 

COVID-19: Travel and the coronavirus

The New York Times quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on the question of whether to travel, and where it’s safe to go, given the COVID-19 pandemic.  

March 11, 2020

 

COVID-19:  The SARS outbreak infected 8,000, will the new coronavirus be worse?

Healthline interviewed Anne Rimoin, an epidemiologist with the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, for a story comparing the public health response to the 2019-nCOV coronavirus outbreak in China to the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) event, which also first appeared in China. 

March 11, 2020

 

COVID-19: Testing failures have slowed down public health response

MSNBC interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor Anne Rimoin about the COVID-19 outbreak, including how both public health professionals and the general public should prepare for possible outbreaks in the U.S. 

March 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: How does it spread?

CNN quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor Anne Rimoin in the network’s “The Results Are In … with Dr. Sanjay Gupta” feature, in an item about how COVID-19 spreads.  

March 10, 2020

 

COVID-19: Amid crisis, is a cruise a good idea?

FOX Business New interviewed UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin on the risk to cruise line passengers and crew health from COVID-19.

March 10, 2020

 

Top six coronavirus questions answered 

CNN quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin about the COVID-19 outbreak, including if someone can pass along a coronavirus when asymptomatic.

March 9, 2020

 

UCLA experts speak before the Los Angeles City Health Commission 

City of Los Angeles broadcast a special meeting of the city’s Health Commission where UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professors Gilbert Gee and Anne Rimoin presented about the COVID-19 outbreak, including on strategic planning for COVID-19 and social stigma in the context of illness. 

March 9, 2020

 

Cruises and passenger health and safety 

Bloomberg quoted UCLA Fielding School of Public Health epidemiology professor Anne Rimoin about the cruise industry and COVID-19, focused on risks to passengers’ health. 

March 8, 2020

 

COVID-19: Amid crisis, is shaking hands something to avoid?

7 business activities that may change forever as a result of the coronavirus featuring UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor Anne Rimoin

March 8, 2020

 

An Ebola Outbreak in a War Zone Is About as Bad as It Gets

Right now the DRC is experiencing a world-first: an Ebola outbreak in a war zone.  

October 25, 2018

 

With vaccine in hand, Ebola response teams are struggling to track those who need it

The Ebola response teams in the Democratic Republic of the Congo are having increasing trouble keeping track of where the virus is spreading, a problem that threatens containment efforts and undermines the effectiveness of the vaccination program there.  

October 23, 2018

 

Flea-borne typhus spreads across Los Angeles area

A rise in typhus, a bacterial disease spread by lice or fleas, has hit the Los Angeles area, and public health officials are sounding the alarm. 

October 8, 2018

 

Infectious disease expert to lead Center for Global and Immigrant Health

Anne Rimoin, associate professor of epidemiology in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, has been appointed director of the school’s Center for Global and Immigrant Health.

October 8, 2018

 

The monkeypox mutation

Nearly 40 years since we defeated smallpox, scientists fear a new deadly plague could strike at any moment. 

September 27, 2018

 

Ebola crisis worsens in Congo, health workers infected

At least 10 health-care workers have been infected with the deadly Ebola virus as they battle an outbreak in an eastern province of Congo, officials said over the weekend, as concerns mount that the number of cases is growing faster than public health officials can respond.

August 19, 2018

 

Measles outbreaks come with serious consequences

Measles outbreaks can be very costly to communities, a new report suggests.

July 31, 2018

 

Ebola in survivor’s family shows deadly virus’s lasting effects

More than four years after the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists are still uncovering sobering new information about the lasting effects of the virus on survivors.

July 23, 2018

 

The Next Plague Is Coming. Is America Ready?

The epidemics of the early 21st century revealed a world unprepared, even as the risks continue to multiply. Much worse is coming.

July/August 2018

 

Research during Ebola vaccine trial: It’s complicated

During an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus like the one underway in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), research necessarily takes a back seat to proven containment strategies, including isolation of infected people, identification and testing of their contacts, and safe burial of the dead.

May 25, 2018

 

Most Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are Wrong

Villages, and sometimes whole regions of the Congo, are misplaced—but the ministry of health and a team of cartographers are racing to get better data.

May 21, 2018

 

Data from DRC suggest many Ebola infections may go unrecognized

Researchers documented serologic evidence of exposure to Ebola virus in villages that were not affected by an outbreak of the disease in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

January 24, 2018

 

Ebola survivors still immune to virus after 40 years

People who beat infection in 1976 can make antibodies against Ebola today.

December 14, 2017

 

Forty years later, Ebola survivors are still making antibodies to the lethal virus

Forty years after the first documented Ebola outbreak, some of the survivors still have antibodies against the virus, a new study reveals. The find bolsters the widely held assumption that Ebola survivors remain immune to the virus for life. The work may also help guide development of new medicines and clarify the long-term health consequences of an Ebola infection.

December 14, 2017

 

40 Years Later, Some Survivors of the First Ebola Outbreak Are Still Immune

The antibodies in their blood might hold the key to future vaccines.

December 14, 2017

 

40 years after first Ebola outbreak, survivors show signs they can stave off new infection

UCLA-led study holds promise for development of vaccines and therapeutic drugs to fight the virus.

December 14, 2017

 

Strength Training at Home and Abroad

Through both established and informal channels, the Fielding School has a long legacy of building public health capacity both at home and abroad. 

December 1, 2017

 

Monkeypox On The Rise: How Worried Should We Be? 

We talked to two monkeypox experts to get the lowdown on the disease. Here are some of the questions we asked and some of their surprising answers. 

November 16, 2017

 

Monkeypox Outbreaks On the Rise in Africa?

Dr. Reena Doshi (former Faucett Fellow, currently EIS officer with CDC) gives briefing on recent Monkeypox outbreaks in central Africa.

November 9, 2017

 

Virus Hunter
She’s called the unstoppable woman. Meet one of the world’s top virus hunters, who travels to the most remote parts of the planet to identify and stop pandemics.

November 7, 2017

 

We asked an expert about the worst (and grossest) movie viruses
Epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin joins us this week to debate movie outbreaks. How realistic is the ‘Walking Dead’? Is the Rage Virus in ’28 Days Later’ even possible?

October 26, 2017

 

FSPH Student Stories: Inconnu
Cyrus Sinai describes his efforts to place unknown villages of the province of Bandundu, Democratic Republic of the Congo on the map, which not only enables disease surveillance but also facilitates access to health services.

October 2017

 

How the Democratic Republic of the Congo Beat Ebola in 42 Days
The latest outbreak was swiftly contained by a fast, decisive response, acting as a model for containing infectious diseases in remote places.

July 3, 2017

 

Ebola outbreak in Africa ends — but gaps in public health leave region vulnerable

Experts say effective response to the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo helped prevent the virus from spreading.

July 2, 2017

 

[Video] Anne Walsh Rimoin ‘92 – Alumni Achievement Presentation

Annie Rimoin celebrates her 25th reunion with appreciation for the important role Middlebury has played in her career as an Epidemiologist, Professor, and virus hunter working to prevent pandemics before they start.

June 10, 2017

 

Could pigs be involved in Congo’s new Ebola outbreak?
It might all just be a big coincidence. But scientists and public health officials are investigating whether pigs are somehow involved in the Ebola outbreak now underway in a remote region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

May 26, 2017

 

How Ebola Adapted to Us
During the recent record-breaking outbreak, the virus picked up a mutation that made it better at infecting human cells.

Nov 3, 2016

 

Bonobos are threatened by the booming bushmeat trade
Dr. Anne Rimoin is a professor of epidemiology whose work often takes her to Democratic Republic of Congo. Once, she rescued a baby bonobo herself.

Dec 7, 2015

 

What You Need to Know the Measles Outbreak
How bad is the current outbreak?

Feb 23, 2015

 

FSPH Student Stories: Tracking Monkeypox in the DRC
FSPH alumna Dr. Nicole Hoff (PhD ’14) shares how her dissertation research in monkeypox disease surveillance in the Democratic Republic of Congo is changing how the disease is reported and tracked on the local and national level.

February 2015

 

Fear of Ebola Spreads Faster Than the Virus
The first person to contract Ebola in the United States is a nurse who treated Thomas Duncan, the man who died of Ebola in Dallas after catching it in Liberia. Other healthcare workers who treated Duncan might be at risk.We’ll hear about the risks in this country, and how Ebola spread in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

Oct 13, 2014

 

Ebola spreading across West Africa
Anne Rimoin, Professor of Epidemiology from UCLA Fielding School of Public Health discusses the Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa.

July 31, 2014

 

Move Over, Indiana Jones—This Incredible Virus Hunter Scours the Most Remote Parts of Africa for Deadly Diseases
Epidemiologist Anne Rimoin at work in the Democratic Republic of Congo

July 3, 2014

 

[Video] Ebola Outbreak! | TakePart Live
Should America worry about the Ebola Outbreak?

July 2, 2014

 

Why Americans Should Worry About the Ebola Outbreak
Virus hunter Anne Rimoin talks about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how it could affect the U.S.

July 1, 2014

 

Congo’s Uncharted Territory
The Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as DR Congo, remains a black hole for public health surveillance, an epidemiology no-mans land in which we know little of the who, what and where of infectious diseases in the very heart of Africa.

August 19, 2013

 

[Video] Monkey Pox in DRC
VOA’s health correspondent Linord Moudou talks to an infectious disease epidemiologist who has been conducing research on monkey pox in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 7, 2013

 

Emerging Diseases: New Threat From Poxviruses
Smallpox may be gone, but its viral cousins – monkeypox and cowpox – are staging a comeback

March 1, 2013

 

Genetic Sleuthing Uncovers Deadly New Disease in Africa 
Global Research Effort Identifies ‘Bas-Congo’ Virus as the Cause of Small, Isolated Outbreak in 2009

Sep 28, 2012

 

[Video] Infectious Disease Expert Anne Rimoin Interview- Virus Hunters
UCLA infectious disease expert Anne Rimoin talks about the alarming recent rise in monkeypox in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Aug 24, 2011

 
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