Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

September 22nd, 2021

A computer algorithm called ‘Eva’ may have saved lives in Greece

USC and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business researchers collaborated with Greek researchers and a private company CEO to help Greece do more with less and curb COVID-19’s spread when the country reopened, a study shows. It’s one of the latest examples of how USC researchers deploy artificial intelligence for public good. Contact: Emily Gersema, gersema@usc.edu […]

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September 9th, 2021

Want less pandemic stress? Consider getting vaccinated

A USC Dornsife study finds that people who received a COVID-19 vaccine shot experienced a decrease in mental distress such as anxiety and depression. Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu COVID-19 vaccines are more than just a way to reduce infection from coronavirus. New results from an ongoing USC study show the shot in the arm brings […]

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May 6th, 2021

Pandemic and child loss are among challenges for mothers around the world

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu As Mother’s Day approaches, USC experts describe challenges to mothers at home and in the workplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other global health challenges.   Pregnancy, childbirth and isolation during the pandemic Associate professor of psychology Darby Saxbe studies couples expecting a baby, from pregnancy to postpartum, and measures […]

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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