Human Physiology

East Los Angeles College

Christopher J. Jarosz, Ph.D.



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The Pandemic

Ready for an n95 respirator? Here's how to find a high-quality one that fits you well

Counterfeit respirators—misrepresentation of niosh-approval

How to tell if your n95 respirator is niosh approved.pdf

How is the COVID-19 vaccination campaign going in your state? NPR

Latest coronavirus maps and case counts—frequent updates from the New York Times

COVID-19, County of Los Angeles Public Health

COVID-19 testing, County of Los Angeles

COVID-19 dashboard, Johns Hopkins University

COVID-19 contact tracing certification (online course offered at no cost), Johns Hopkins University

Articles on the Pandemic

The New York Times is providing free access on the global coronavirus crisis.

The Atlantic and NPR are also providing free access on the crisis.

in the rush to return to “normal,” what happens to the vulnerable?

the drive to vaccinate the world against covid is losing steam

omicron was more severe for unvaccinated children in 5-to-11 age group, study shows

many virus cases go uncounted. are there better ways to track the pandemic?

what an unvaccinated police sergeant who nearly died of covid wants you to know

are we in the middle of an invisible covid wave?

loss of pandemic aid stresses hospitals that treat the uninsured

here's why you might still want to wear masks on public transport

i'm a one-way maskerwith mask mandates going away, is that helpful?

former u.s. surgeon general jerome adams calls for masking compassion

mask ruling underscores deep split in attitudes

the masks, the cdc and the judgea battle brewing since 1944

the judge who tossed mask mandate misunderstood public health law, legal experts say

the 1944 law that gave the cdc its powers, explained

battle over cdc's powers goes far beyond travel mask mandate

the coronavirus has infected more than half of americans, the cdc reports

moderna says its new bivalent vaccine shows promise against covid variants

moderna asks fda to authorize first covid-19 vaccine for very young children

she wanted to vaccinate their kids against covidhe didn'ta judge had to decide

can we trust rapid covid tests against ba.2? this is what the experts say

Tap or click here for additional articles on the pandemic

Articles on Human Physiology and Health

giving a stranger a new lifeone student's story about donating stem cells

study raises questions about popular genetic test for “abnormal” embryos

scientists question data behind an experimental alzheimer’s drug

he was remarkably healthy until chronic diarrhea nearly killed him

a rattlesnake bit cary elweshere's what to do if it happens to you

transient ischemic attacks, which can be serious, may need a new name

a nurse finds herself on the other side of the equationas a patient

why nurses are raging and quitting after jury verdict

women are calling out medical gaslighting

facing invasive treatments for uterine fibroids, black women advocate for better care

as home births rise in popularity, some midwives operate in a legal gray area

never-ending costswhen resolved medical bills keep popping up

with a $2.1 million cure their only hope, parents plead for help online

scans reveal the brain's early growth, late decline, and surprising variability

in jumpy flies and fiery mice, scientists see the roots of human emotions

Tap or click here for additional articles on human physiology and health

Articles on Education

how to survive college when you’re paying your own way (includes podcast)

college studentshow to make office hours less scary

a separate and unequal system of college admissions

a college program for disadvantaged teens could shake up elite admissions

is online test-monitoring here to stay?

want to find an affordable college? there's a website for that

I highly recommend these video clips:

Global Health—200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes

Stats that Reshape Your World-View


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