Study: More than 9 million excess life years lost during COVID pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has carried a heavy burden of mortality, and not just for the people widely considered at highest risk.

A team from the USC Schaeffer Center undertook a full assessment of the first year of the pandemic’s mortality burden Read More »

September 21st, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

Opioid-related deaths increased among less-educated whites following stay-at-home orders

A new study led by researchers at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics and the L.A. County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office investigates whether the stay-at-home orders impacted opioid-related fatal overdoses.

The researchers found stay-at-home orders implemented in Los Angeles Read More »

September 17th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19|

Want less pandemic stress? Consider getting vaccinated

A new Understanding Coronavirus in America Study found that those who received a COVID-19 vaccine when the shots were first made available experienced reduced anxiety after just one dose.

While the vaccine’s expected physical benefits — including protection from infection, life-threatening Read More »

September 9th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19|

USC tests nearly 27,000 students for COVID, yielding surprisingly low positivity rates

As students moved to campus for the start of classes, nearly 27,000 passed through USC Student Health’s “pop testing” sites at Jefferson Lot, Pardee Marks, Pappas Quad and the Eric Cohen Health Center.

To fulfill the Trojan Check requirements for weekly Read More »

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

The COVID-19 vaccine and pregnancy – what women need to know

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended all pregnant women and those who plan on getting pregnant get the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, however, only some 23% of pregnant women have received at least one dose of a vaccine, Read More »

August 24th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|