USC Leonard Davis School COVID-19 Expertise
In the News
January 15, 2021
CNN featured research by Theresa Andrasfay of the USC Leonard Davis School on how coronavirus deaths have shortened American life expectancy, especially Black and Latino populations. “Some reduction in life expectancy may persist beyond 2020 because of continued COVID-19 mortality and long-term health, social and economic impacts of the pandemic,” she said. Additional coverage was found […]
December 14, 2020
KPCC-FM featured Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Leonard Davis School, on how COVID-19 will change our views on aging and retirement. “We’re dealing with an incredible rise in the number of seniors who will require some sort of care. This is the result of tremendous success in making people live longer, but more and […]
November 17, 2020
NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured research by Jung Ki Kim and Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School on pandemic fatigue among people of all ages. “It is concerning that people increased risky social behaviors over time, particularly older people, who could have more adverse consequences from meeting with family and friends,” […]
November 17, 2020
KCET featured a study by Jung Ki Kim and Eileen Crimmins on how people of all ages grew tired of complying with such rules as early as two months into the pandemic. “It is encouraging to observe older people taking more preventive personal behaviors as the pandemic progressed as this may have alleviated their risk […]
November 16, 2020
The Wall Street Journal featured Pinchas Cohen, dean of the USC Leonard Davis School, on how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact aging, retirement and lifestyle choices. “Age is the No. 1 cause of risk for mortality from COVID, but it’s not chronological age, it’s biological age,” he said.
October 21, 2020
The San Diego Union-Tribune cited research from the USC Leonard Davis School on how playing a musical instrument can protect against dementia.
October 16, 2020
U.S. News & World Report featured research by doctoral students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu of the USC Leonard Davis School on how viewers of Fox News were less likely to take preventive measures against COVID-19 compared to CNN viewers. “In a highly partisan environment, false information can be easily disseminated,” they said.
October 12, 2020
Insider featured research by doctoral students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu of the USC Leonard Davis School on how viewers of Fox News were less likely to take preventative measures against COVID-19 compared to CNN viewers. “It’s not about what media they watch, it’s about what media they trust,” Zhao said.
October 9, 2020
CNN featured a study by PhD in Gerontology students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu that found viewers who trust Fox News coverage more than CNN’s are slightly less likely to take preventative measures against the novel coronavirus and a little more likely to put themselves at risk. “Health messaging, despite being one of the few […]
October 9, 2020
tctMD included in its COVID-19 news roundup a new study from PhD students Erfei Zhao and Qiao Wu on how trusting right- or left-leaning TV news outlets are strongly correlated with either risky or preventive behaviors regarding the pandemic.