Posts Tagged ‘COVID-19’

August 3rd, 2020

Wave of housing and economic consequences loom as eviction bans expire

Contact: Ron Mackovich, rmackovi@usc.edu Evictions were widely prohibited during the early part of the pandemic. Now, federal, state and local moratoriums that keep non-paying renters from being kicked out are expiring. Their future is uncertain. In California, where a housing crisis predated the pandemic, the situation is now critical. More than 60% of L.A. County […]

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July 30th, 2020

As coronavirus spreads, health officials weigh pooled testing

Contact: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu, (310) 308-0405 or Stephanie Hedt, hedt@usc.edu, (213) 821-4555 The United States is testing more than 750,000 people for COVID-19 every day, with demand even higher across states like Arizona, California, Florida and Texas due to a spike in infections. One possible solution is pooled testing in which health officials test small groups — or “pools”– of people for the coronavirus with […]

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July 27th, 2020

USC Marshall, Wharton Researchers Team with Entrepreneurs and Policy Makers to Help Reopen Greek Economy

Contact: Emily Gersema, gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168; or Matthew Simmons, matthew.simmons@marshall.usc.edu or (202) 277-4890 A multi-disciplinary team of researchers, entrepreneurs, and policy makers announced an AI-based project, nicknamed “Eva,” that uses data to support decision-making by the Greek government as it reopens the tourist industry vital to its economy amid the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Kimon […]

June 4th, 2020

Anxiety and depression associated with COVID-19 peaked in early April – but then declined

New results from USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study show even those who lost jobs experienced a steady decrease in mental distress throughout May. L.A. County residents reported higher levels of anxiety and depression than the rest of the country. Feelings of loneliness have increased and are highest among young adults and those who […]

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May 21st, 2020

Unemployment benefits help some, but COVID-19 hits the disadvantaged hard

USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study also reveals that financially, residents of Los Angeles have fared worse than the national average. Contact: Jim Key, (619) 253-1077 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu A new analysis of data from USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study reveals that while economic insecurity has […]

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April 20th, 2020

Preliminary results of USC-LA County COVID-19 study released

USC-LA County Study: Early Results of Antibody Testing Suggest Number of COVID-19 Infections Far Exceeds Number of Confirmed Cases in Los Angeles County Watch highlights from the L.A. County Department of Public Health’s presentation of preliminary results on YouTube. Learn more about the initial findings from the study in this video of a Q&A with […]

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April 17th, 2020

National Survey Reveals Extent of Coronavirus-Related Job Loss and Outsized Impact on Blacks, Latinos

USC Dornsife’s Understanding Coronavirus in America Study tracks changes in perceptions and experiences of Americans related to coronavirus and how its impacting lives. Daily updated data is made available to researchers and the public. Contact: Jim Key, (619) 253-1077 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu or Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu New findings from one of the few […]

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April 16th, 2020

What a USC-LA County antibody study can teach us about COVID-19

Neeraj Sood of the USC Price School describes his partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Contact: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 A USC researcher is leading a study with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health that is testing thousands of Angelenos for antibodies to the virus that causes […]

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April 10th, 2020

Religion and COVID-19: How are we keeping the faith?

Many religious groups are responding to the coronavirus pandemic with virtual services and calls to help the most vulnerable, while others are defying orders not to congregate and calling the outbreak God’s judgment. As people around the world celebrate Passover and Easter, USC experts explore how religious and spiritual institutions are adapting during the COVID-19 […]

April 3rd, 2020

COVID-19: Millions of Americans could lose a parent or grandparent

Researchers say their analysis of how many could lose a parent or grandparent, and the mental and physical health consequences of bereavement, should be included in discussions of the public health challenges of COVID-19. Contact: Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or 213-810-8554 The death toll from the new coronavirus in the United States has already exceeded 6,000, […]

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