Masking, breakthrough infections and telehealth: Keck Medicine of USC experts weigh in on life after June 15

June 15 is a banner day in California. Most COVID-19 statewide restrictions will be eliminated, including physical distancing and, in many situations, mask mandates. How will life change and how will it stay the same? Keck Medicine Read More »

June 14th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Megastudy shows importance of text messages in boosting vaccination rates

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated both the need for lifesaving vaccines and the challenge of getting many people to take them. A recent megastudy suggests that text messaging can boost vaccination usage — depending on which words are used. To Read More »

June 3rd, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19|

Study reveals potential new treatment target in the fight against COVID-19

The swift development of vaccines has provided a vital tool to combat the spread of the deadly SARS-CoV-2 virus, but challenges to reaching herd immunity posed by the rise of new mutations and the inability of immunosuppressed people to develop Read More »

May 25th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Master’s students pitch in with COVID-19 contact tracing, vaccine surveys

The pandemic may have closed some doors to in-person opportunities for students, but it opened a big one for Merna Ghallab, who gained invaluable training as a COVID-19 contact tracing intern and team lead for Los Angeles County — all Read More »

May 19th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

What parents need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and kids

The chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 seems like the best thing to happen in a very long time. Like most parents you’re probably wondering: What about the kids?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has so far authorized three Read More »

May 12th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|