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Pandemic Deaths Are Almost Impossible to Count. He Invented a Way to Estimate Them. 

Wade Hampton Frost’s calculation method is still used by the CDC today. 

Bloomberg School | May 15, 2020

An Inside Look at the Job of a Contact Tracer

Contact tracing is key to controlling COVID-19. Public health detectives are on the case. 

Bloomberg School | May 13, 2020

An Unequal Response: COVID-19 and Disability

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated longstanding inequities in access to health care for people with disabilities. 

Bloomberg School | May 13, 2020

Pandemic Poses Key Challenges for Preventing Child Sexual Abuse

The Moore Center releases family resource pages, online course. 

The Hub | May 13, 2020

40 Years in a Post-Smallpox World

The eradication of a lethal viral disease delivers hope—and tools—in the fight against COVID-19. 

Bloomberg School | May 8, 2020

Expanding and Adapting the Healthcare System for the Duration of the Pandemic

Addressing key challenges faced now by healthcare facilities and healthcare workers. 

The Center for Health Security | May 5, 2020

Temporary Gun Storage: A Safe Option When Families Must Stay Home

A new online map guides firearm owners to locations for voluntary, temporary gun storage. 

Bloomberg School | May 5, 2020

Why COVID-19 Hits Men Harder

Statistically, men are more likely to face severe consequences from COVID-19 than women are. 

Bloomberg School | May 4, 2020

Measuring Mental Distress Amid a Pandemic

Understanding COVID-19's psychological effects over time. 

Bloomberg School | April 29, 2020

10 Tips for Making Sense of COVID-19 Models

The COVID-19 pandemic is a complex phenomenon but models can be useful. 

Bloomberg School | April 28, 2020

Spotting Rumors and Misinformation About COVID-19

Simple steps you can take to verify the authenticity of content related to the novel coronavirus.

Bloomberg School | April 27, 2020

Clues to COVID-19 Severity May Lie in Our Genes

Some epidemiologists believe human genetics plays a role in who gets sick and how sick they get. 

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health Magazine | April 24, 2020

Inside Taiwan's Response to COVID-19 

A conversation with Taiwan's Vice President and Bloomberg School alum Chen Chien-jen. (VIDEO)

Bloomberg School | April 24, 2020

Daily Situation Reports

The Center for Health Security's reports, sheets, backgrounders, FAQs, and access to health security experts.

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Free Online COVID-19 Course

Curious how we identify and measure outbreaks like COVID-19? Enroll in our free “Fighting COVID-19 with Epidemiology: A Johns Hopkins Teach-Out” online course.

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Public Health On Call

A podcast with evidence and experts to help you understand today's COVID-19 news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Featured Episode

Dr. Brian Garibaldi, a pulmonologist in the ICU at Johns Hopkins Hospital and the medical director of the biocontainment unit, talks to Stephanie Desmon about his observations including new challenges, changes to protocols, and coping with fears about getting sick.

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On the Front Lines of COVID-19

Bloomberg School faculty, students, alumni, and staff are working around the world on the public health response to COVID-19.

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Expert Reality Checks

Global health experts give quick “reality checks” on key issues related to the outbreak.


The Potential—and Limits—of Antibody Testing

While antibody tests can reveal past exposure to the novel coronavirus, they don’t yet provide proof of immunity.

Bloomberg School | April 23, 2020

Developing a National Strategy for Serology (Antibody Testing) in the United States

Serology tests have the potential to inform good public health decision making during the pandemic. 

The Center for Health Security | April 22, 2020

Malaria Services Must be Maintained Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Malaria continues to cause immense suffering and death among some of the world's most vulnerable populations.

Global Health NOW | April 23, 2020

The Other Time a U.S. President Withheld WHO Funds

Dean D.A. Henderson led a Reagan-era campaign to restore U.S. support for the WHO.

Global Health NOW | April 21, 2020

How to Lead with Emotional Intelligence in the Time of COVID-19

Leadership will be one of the most heavily tested skills throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

Bloomberg School | April 21, 2020

Contact Tracing Technology: A Key to Reopening

Digital tools that bolster human efforts are critical to preventing future COVID-19 outbreaks.

Bloomberg School | April 20, 2020

The Pandemic Response that Wasn't

Preparedness policies require a long view—but politicians tend to think short-term.

Bloomberg School | April 20, 2020

A Plan for a Phased Reopening Guided by Public Health Principles

A report from the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security aims to help governors navigate the process.

Bloomberg School | April 17, 2020

Partners in Fighting Coronavirus Among Native Americans

Glaring health disparities and socioeconomic factors complicate the COVID-19 response.

Bloomberg School | April 17, 2020

How Health Disparities Are Shaping the Impact of COVID-19

Leadership and access to health care resources and information are key to supporting the hardest-hit communities.

Bloomberg School | April 16, 2020

Emergency COVID Food Policies: Can They Become Permanent?

Even in "normal" times, millions of Americans teeter on the brink of food insecurity and financial distress.

The Center for a Livable Future | April 16, 2020



In the News

NPR | May 27, 2020

In The Battle Against COVID-19, A Risk of 'Vaccine Nationalism'

Nancy Kass is quoted.

The Chicago Tribune | May 26, 2020

Officials see signs COVID-19 is contained at Cook County Jail, while experts caution measures need to remain in place

Chris Beyrer is quoted.

Reuters | May 26, 2020

Mexican coronavirus probe finds dozens of unlicensed retirement homes

Antonio Trujillo is quoted.

The New York Times (Opinion) | May 22, 2020

Will the Pandemic Lead to Outbreaks of Other Maladies?

Anita Shet wrote the op-ed.

The New York Times | May 22, 2020

Trump Suggests Virus Death Count Is Inflated. Most Experts Doubt It. 

Jennifer Nuzzo is quoted.

The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2020

Controlling coronavirus cases will take effort, cooperation as states reopen, Johns Hopkins and MIT experts say

Tom Inglesby and Crystal Watson are quoted.

The Wall Street Journal | May 22, 2020

What It Takes to Become a Contact Tracer on the Trail of the Coronavirus

Joshua Sharfstein is quoted.

CNBC | May 20, 2020

States are hiring thousands of coronavirus contact tracers—here's what to know about the job

Emily Gurley is quoted.

The Washington Post | May 20, 2020

In some nations, government isolation centers helped reduce coronavirus infections. The US has resisted the strategy. 

Eric Toner is quoted.

The Atlantic | May 20, 2020

America's Patchwork Pandemic is Fraying Even Further

Justin Lessler, Caitlin Rivers, and Crystal Watson are quoted.

The Seattle Times | May 20, 2020

Why you might now get a phone call to tell you you've been exposed to the coronavirus

Graham Moody is quoted.

The New York Times | May 18, 2020

Where Chronic Health Conditions and Coronavirus Collide

Caitlin Rivers is quoted.

The Washington Post | May 18, 2020

Moderna's coronavirus vaccine shows encouraging early results

Daniel Salmon is quoted.

USA Today | May 18, 2020

3 reasons coronavirus testing is not a magic wand for businesses looking to reopen safely

Josh Sharfstein co-wrote the op-ed.

CBS News | May 15, 2020

What is a coronavirus "super spreading" event?

Justin Lessler is quoted.

WIRED | May 15, 2020

I Enrolled in a Coronavirus Contact Tracing Academy

Emily Gurley is quoted.

NBC News | May 14, 2020

Can herd immunity help stop the coronavirus? Experts warn it's not that easy. 

David Dowdy is quoted.

ABC News | May 14, 2020

How social media undermined the COVID-19 response

Rupali Limaye is quoted.

ABC News | May 14, 2020

How social media undermined the COVID-19 response

Rupali Limaye is quoted.   

PBS News Hour | May 14, 2020