Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

April 8th, 2021

As many as 43,000 U.S. children have lost a parent to COVID-19, USC study finds

Researchers say Black children have suffered disproportionately from parental bereavement due to the pandemic. CONTACT: Jenesse Miller at jenessem@usc.edu or 213-810-8554 Between 37,000 and 43,000 children in the United States have lost at least one parent to COVID-19, a “staggering” 20% increase in parental loss over a typical year, new USC research shows. The scope of deaths “is […]

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April 7th, 2021

Rapid COVID tests used twice weekly could detect most contagious kids, making school reopenings safer

Easy-to-use screening tool showed promise in comparison with ‘gold-standard’ PCR test, USC study shows CONTACT: Leigh Hopper at lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 Last year, the U.S. government purchased 150 million BinaxNOW rapid antigen COVID-19 tests and began distributing them. One of the goals was to safely reopen schools. However, little data was available on how […]

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March 4th, 2021

Beyond pandemic: one year since the coronavirus crisis

One year since the worst disease outbreak in a century, the coronavirus crisis has ravaged health, economies and governments. More than 115 million people have been infected and 2.6 million have died — including about 515,000 in the United States. The pandemic exposed the frailty of the global economy, inequities in healthcare and fault lines in […]

Jeffrey Klausner

Expert in applied epidemiology and the prevention and control of infectious diseases of public health importance like HIV, STDs, TB, COVID-19 and cryptococcal infections.

January 12th, 2021

Experts offer strategies to encourage widespread acceptance of the coronavirus vaccine

The pandemic has spiraled out of control as a more contagious version of COVID-19 spreads, increasing the urgency to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible. Yet polling over the last several months has shown that many Americans have safety concerns and don’t want the vaccine just yet. USC experts say that hesitancy can be […]

November 30th, 2020

Business closures, partial reopenings due to COVID may cost the US $3-$5 trillion in GDP over 2 years, USC study finds

USC economists project that a best-case scenario for the United States hinges on whether the initial mandatory closures and social distancing measures were sufficient to control the rise in coronavirus cases. In a worst-case scenario, infections would ramp up considerably after businesses reopen; thus, forcing another round of closures. The study comes just as many […]

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November 19th, 2020

Five lessons we’ve learned about COVID-19 since the pandemic began

Less than a year since the pandemic began, two potential vaccine candidates are on the horizon. Even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues its deadly march, one thing is clear: Scientific understanding of the new coronavirus and advances in fighting it have progressed with stunning speed. Here are five key things we’ve learned about COVID-19 since […]

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October 27th, 2020

Los Angeles city and county officials join USC Schaeffer to launch COVID-19 rapid testing pilot

Project will explore use of rapid testing among first responders and school-aged children CONTACT: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 *TV producers and assignment editors may email Andrea Garcia, andrea.f.garcia@lacity.org, to receive video footage and photos after the event.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 27, 2020 LOS ANGELES — Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Schaeffer Center for Health […]

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