Featured Research and Perspectives
Financial incentives and other behavioral nudges made little difference among certain groups.
As COVID-19 cases increase and officials warn of a potential new surge, confusion still bedevils our public health messaging.
More than 7 in 10 L.A. County Adults Were Vaccinated or Had COVID Antibodies Before Delta and Omicron Surges
Despite high levels of potential protection, L.A. still experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases.
COVID-19 vaccines may offer individuals more than protection from serious illness.
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.
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Trends and Disparities in the Utilization of Influenza Vaccines Among Commercially Insured US Adults During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Researchers attempted tp under how COVID-19 affected influenza vaccine utilization and disparities.
We estimate the economic impacts of COVID-19 in the U.S.
There is a strong economic case for continued federal investment.
Schaeffer Center researchers conducted a serological survey of firefighters in Los Angeles in October 2020.
Schaeffer Center experts now estimate the average person who has died has lost 13.5 years of life. The researchers find that the average years of life lost increased over the second year of the pandemic despite vaccines being widely available.Read Full Story
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