The COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the health and welfare of people all over the world. Scientists are working around the clock to develop vaccines and discover treatments for the critically ill. However, less attention is being paid to the steps everyday people have taken when they get sick with COVID-19. This is where we come in. Our goal is to study the experiences of people who have, or had, COVID-19, so that we can learn how patients can best recover at home.
The United Covid Survivor Study (UCSS) aims to find out whether over-the-counter medications and home remedies that some people use to manage symptoms of COVID-19 help, hurt, or make no difference. This initiative needs 10,000+ volunteers, age 18 and up, who previously had COVID-19, or were recently diagnosed with COVID-19, to fill out an anonymous online survey. By telling us about your symptoms, and about any medicines or remedies that you have used while sick, you can help us gain important information about what patients can do at home to speed their recovery.
UCSS is a UCLA research study in collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois and UC-Merced. Participation is voluntary. Many different factors shape people's experiences of COVID-19 and their healthcare practices. Spanning three universities, multiple scientific disciplines, and a wide variety of approaches, we are a dedicated group of researchers who have come together to better understand how individuals like you have managed to cope with this illness. Our goal is to combine our collective expertise with the experiences of patients like you in order to help others suffering from COVID-19.