Everything you need to know about COVID-19 testing from a chief pharmacy officer

Recently, many Americans found themselves with a new unwanted pastime: searching for COVID-19 tests. The government is now offering four free at-home tests to every household, and health insurance companies are reimbursing for additional tests.

How will these developments affect testing, Read More »

January 31st, 2022|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles awarded $8.3 million to study long-term effects of COVID in children

During the latest stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, more children are becoming seriously ill and some are experiencing symptoms lasting from one to several months. This condition is referred to by various names including long COVID, chronic COVID or scientifically, Read More »

January 26th, 2022|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Masks in the time of omicron — an infectious disease expert gives insider tips on mask selection

Cases of the omicron variant may be slowing down, but the variant still has a firm hold on America. Mask selection continues to be a hot topic, especially since the 400 million free N95 masks promised by the Biden administration Read More »

January 25th, 2022|Announcements, COVID-19|

More than 7 in 10 Los Angeles County adults were vaccinated or had COVID antibodies before delta, omicron surges

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, people hoped that the pandemic would end through ”herd immunity,” a scenario in which most people have antibodies from vaccination or prior infection and the virus slowly stops spreading because there are few new individuals Read More »

January 24th, 2022|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Can schoolchildren be tested regularly for COVID? USC study explores challenges

Can schools handle the challenge of testing all students and staff for COVID-19?

It depends on which stakeholder you ask. A group of USC researchers conducted interviews in nine Los Angeles County school districts. The information was collected from focus groups Read More »

January 12th, 2022|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|