LOS ANGELES — As Los Angles County reaches over 9,000 reported COVID-19 cases and nearly 300 deaths, a huge unknown remains here and across the nation: How bad is it?With a population of 10 million, larger than those of more than 40 states, the county is a prime location to launch a large-scale study that aims to answer that question and learn more about antibodies that could potentially provide immunity from COVID-19, the disease associated with the coronavirus, according to public health and policy experts.The findings could help shape strategies to get the U.S. economy going again, said researchers at the University of Southern California’s Price School of Public Policy, which is conducting the study with the Los Angeles County Public Health Department.Let our news meet your inbox. The news and stories that matters, delivered weekday mornings.The first set of tests on 900 people were conducted Friday and Saturday at six drive-thru locations and will continue every two weeks for the foreseeable future, researchers said.Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakAlthough public health officials have been providing daily updates about numbers of cases, deaths, hospitalizations and tests, those figures could be “the tip of the iceberg,” said Dr. Neeraj Sood, vice

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