Vaccine mandates for employees and students are effective policy solutions to ensure the U.S. reaches herd immunity and avoids future outbreaks.
Evaluation of the Abbott BinaxNOW Rapid Antigen Test in Children: Implications for Screening in a School Setting
Rapid antigen tests show promise for schools, especially if the schools use serial testing, such as twice a week.
Increases in county-level in-person visits to schools lead to an increase in COVID-19 diagnoses among households with children relative to households without school-age children. However, the magnitude is small.
Shelter-in-Place Policies and Excess Mortality
Shelter-in-place policies were one of the most widely used policy responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Neeraj Sood presented his research on the impact of these policies on excess mortality for a NBER research spotlight webinar.
While COVID-19 hospitalizations are down, a new Schaeffer Center white paper highlights the importance of investing in minimally invasive technologies that will allow hospitals to prepare for future surges.Read Full Story
Funding for the COVID Initiative has been provided by the USC Office of the President, USC Office of the Provost, USC Lusk Center for Real Estate, Hilton Foundation, Jedel Family Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Office of Mayor Garcetti, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and various individual donors.