Tuesday, August 11 at 12:00pm
Despite rising numbers of new COVID-19 cases and more than 150,000 deaths in the U.S., many Americans, including politicians, continue to downplay the impact of the coronavirus. How virulent is it? Are mitigation strategies necessary and effective? And how should we balance public health and economic concerns? This program will expose common myths and what we know and don't know to date about COVID-19.
Geoffrey Joyce is director of Health Policy at the USC Schaeffer Center, an associate professor and chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical and Health Economics at the USC School of Pharmacy, and research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Joyce is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed articles, reports, and book chapters, and his research has been published in leading medical, economic, health policy, and statistics journals. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, U.S. News and World Report NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, National Public Radio, and other media.