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February 2021

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured Kyla Thomas of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research and Wändi Bruine de Bruin of the USC Price School on low rates of vaccine intent and the importance of messaging among minority populations. "We're seeing much lower rates of vaccine acceptance. Nationally, about 63% of our respondents say they're somewhat or very likely to be vaccinated," Thomas said.  

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV featured the latest results of the USC Dornsife College's L.A. Barometer survey, which illustrate how the pandemic has worsened existing disparities in Los Angeles. "High rates of housing insecurity very much make L.A. more vulnerable to the impact of the pandemic on public health," said survey director Kyla Thomas. Additional coverage was found on PBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCET-TV, LAist and Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV.  

Chalkbeat features our data in this story from today and quotes Anna Saavedra on parents, schools and the challenges of remote learning. 

KNX 1070 AM featured research from the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research on the role education plays in people's desire to seek out the COVID-19 vaccine. "One year into this pandemic, with vaccines now being rolled out across the U.S., education level has become a greater factor than race," said the center's Jill Darling. Additional coverage was found on Spectrum News 1.



Our continued Understanding Coronavirus in America Study health tracking poll was picked up in the news with some findings on trends in mask wearing.  Numerous local (Los Angeles) area news stations covered the story and interviewed Kyla Thomas as well. The study was also featured in the New York Times. Newsweek, UPI, Yahoo, MSN (CBS), and others.