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coronavirus misinformation
Misinformation and unfounded claims about COVID-19 have flooded social media sites as the new coronavirus has spread. (Photo/iStock)

Social media fuels wave of coronavirus misinformation as users focus on popularity, not accuracy

A social media expert at the Keck School of Medicine of USC notes that people fail to stop and think sufficiently about whether content is accurate before they share it — and most social media platforms aren’t designed to prioritize the best information.

PPE sterilization
Hospitals reporting shortages of personal protective equipment are looking for ways to disinfect what they’ve got. Here, researchers are testing the efficacy of new sterilization boxes created by engineers at USC. (USC Photo/Andrea Armani)

How hardware store parts transformed into virus-destroying devices

A partnership between USC Viterbi and the Keck School of Medicine has produced a system — built from off-the-shelf items — that uses UV light to disinfect face shields.

USC Care for the Caregiver
Those in the Care for the Caregiver program will have access to housing, meals, groceries, toiletries and other essential and comfort items to help them recover and unwind while keeping their families safe. (Photo/Ricardo Carrasco III)

Keck Medicine of USC offers housing and support to university’s high-risk health care workers

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the Care for the Caregiver program provides help that ranges from comfort amenities to mental health support and more.

national stockpile supplies shortage
Members of the Maryland Air National Guard 175th Logistics Readiness Squadron work with members of the Maryland Office of Preparedness and Response to prepare and load medical supplies and equipment at the Maryland Strategic National Stockpile location. (Photo/Christopher Schepers, U.S. Air National Guard)

Coronavirus: Strategic National Stockpile was ready, but not for this

A USC Dornsife professor examines why the stockpile does not have nearly enough of needed supplies like ventilators and protective masks.

surgical residents and nurses
Surgical residents are pitching in during the COVID-19 pandemic by learning skills usually handled by clinical care nurses. (Photo/Maura Sullivan)

Surgeons-in-training learn important skills to back up key allies during the coronavirus pandemic — nurses

Keck School of Medicine of USC surgical residents have embraced learning nursing skills. With more caregivers knowing how to draw blood and insert IV lines, medical teams will have the flexibility to better care for growing numbers of COVID-19 patients.