COVID-19 vaccine refusal increases after being overlooked during distribution process

Last winter, public officials had to decide which groups would receive priority for the limited quantities of newly approved COVID-19 vaccines. A new USC Schaeffer Center study finds that how vaccines are allocated may contribute to vaccine hesitant individuals later Read More »

August 6th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

How Black church leaders and USC are overcoming vaccine hesitancy in Watts

Alvin Stafford faced a critical challenge when he became pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church last November: Los Angeles was in the midst of its second COVID-19 wave.

Being the pastor of a Black church in Watts gave him a front-row Read More »

August 5th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

New study points to toxic potential of hydroxychloroquine in mammalian cells

During the height of the pandemic, as scientists worldwide raced to develop a vaccine, hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) emerged as a flashpoint of controversy. Pitting proponents of using the drug to fight COVID-19 against skeptics citing a lack of evidence of efficacy, Read More »

August 5th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

COVID-19 Delta variant rise looms as K-12 schools prepare to reopen

Infections from the COVID-19 Delta variant are rising across the country just as most K-12 schools are preparing to reopen.

Children aged 12 and older can get vaccinated — and nearly 58% of them in America have done so, according to Read More »

August 4th, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|

New center aims to improve access, delivery of care to vulnerable groups

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted vulnerable populations and the multiple barriers they face in accessing quality health care. In this era of rising costs and harsh social inequities, public hospital and clinic professionals are searching for novel ways to improve Read More »

August 3rd, 2021|Announcements, COVID-19, Keck Net Intranet|