COVID-19

What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine

At least two promising COVID-19 vaccines are in final review by the FDA, whose emergency use authorization will allow for distribution in the United States. In anticipation of an upcoming vaccine, Keck Medicine of USC has been working with university leadership to plan for this major development, including how to

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When addiction and COVID-19 collide

The coronavirus outbreak could worsen America’s substance use crisis. USC addiction expert Adam Leventhal explains why it matters to all of us. (Originally posted at Trojan Family Magazine.) By Eric Lindberg Odds are about 50-50 that you know someone who’s been addicted to drugs, at least if you’re in the U.S. And now

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IIGH hosts David Nabarro for lecture on COVID-19, climate change Sept. 21

The USC Institute on Inequalities in Global Health, in collaboration with the USC Presidential Working Group on Sustainability, is hosting a lecture Sept. 21 titled “Addressing the Dual Challenges of Climate Change and COVID-19.” The featured speaker is David Nabarro, a World Health Organization Special Envoy on COVID-19 and co-director of the Institute of

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Why COVID-19 vaccines need to prioritize ‘superspreaders’

Why COVID-19 vaccines need to prioritize ‘superspreaders’ How should COVID-19 vaccine be prioritized? AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File Dana Goldman, University of Southern California; David Conti, University of Southern California, and Matthew E. Kahn, Johns Hopkins University Once safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are available, tough choices will need to

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