USC study says many more Angelenos have gotten COVID-19 than we think

USC researchers tested hundreds of random LA residents for COVID-19 antibodies and found that 4.1% of the county’s population had those antibodies. Photo by Amy Ta.

A new USC study says hundreds of thousands of Angelenos could have been infected with coronavirus. That’s far higher than the number of cases the county has reported so far. USC came up with the results by testing hundreds of random LA residents for COVID-19 antibodies. But a study out of Stanford with similar results is getting a lot of pushback. We hear from a USC professor who worked on both studies. 

Credits

Guest:
Dr. Neeraj Sood - USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Rosalie Atkinson, Brian Hardzinski, Angie Perrin