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Trust in Science and COVID-19

The trajectory of the U.S. pandemic will depend largely on the public’s willingness to invest in public health measures.

Bloomberg School | June 17, 2020

Guiding Universities on the Path to Reopening

A Q&A with the authors of the COVID-19 Planning Guide and Self-Assessment for Higher Education.

The Center for Health Security | June 15, 2020

In Liberia, Resources are Scarce—but Contact Tracing is Second Nature

Liberia had a leg up on the low-tech pillars of outbreak response.

Global Health NOW | June 10, 2020

Majority of First-Wave COVID-19 Clinical Trials Have Significant Design Shortcomings, Study Finds

Analysis of COVID-19 clinical trials as of late March finds quantity but less quality.

Bloomberg School | June 9, 2020

Lisa Cooper on Why the Racism Roiling America is a Public Health Issue

America, reeling from twin crises, must now reckon with the racism that paved the path for both.

Global Health NOW | June 5, 2020

Convalescent Plasma: A COVID-19 Treatment Speeds to Clinical Trials

An old-school approach offers a fast, stopgap solution for a modern pandemic. 

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health | June 5, 2020

Baltimore Protestors Weigh the Risks—And Take to the Streets

The COVID-19 pandemic does not override the need to address another public health emergency—racism. 

Global Health NOW | June 4, 2020

What Will it Take to Safely Reopen K-12 Schools This Fall?

School closures have led to growing public health crises for children. 

The Hub | June 3, 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.



Hopeful Steps Forward in the Battle Against COVID-19

5 Bloomberg School department chairs discuss the progress made in a short time. 

Bloomberg School | June 3, 2020

Home Visiting Programs Adapt to Connect with Vulnerable Families

COVID-19 is forcing home visitors to maintain relationships with at-risk families in new ways. 

Bloomberg School | May 18, 2020

National Research Needs to Guide Decisions about Reopening Schools in the U.S.

There is an urgent need to understand the evidence that would support how students could safely return to school. 

The Center for Health Security | May 15, 2020

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



In the News

The New York Time | July 1, 2020

Focus on Opening Schools, Not Bars [Paywall]

Jennifer Nuzzo and Josh Sharfstein co-wrote the op-ed.

NBC News | June 30, 2020

‘We are getting clobbered’: Six months into COVID-19, doctors fear what comes next

Crystal Watson is quoted.

NPR | June 29, 2020

‘I Will Kill You’: Health Care Workers Face Rising Attacks Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

Leonard Rubenstein is quoted.

Associated Press | June 28, 2020

Experts see no proof of child-abuse surge amid pandemic

Elizabeth Letourneau is featured.

CNN | June 27, 2020

Science by press release: When the story gets ahead of the science

Kate Grabowski is quoted.

The Atlantic | June 25, 2020

The School Reopeners Think America Is Forgetting About Kids

Jennifer Nuzzo and Josh Sharfstein are quoted.

Reuters | June 23, 2020

What is a second wave of a pandemic, and has it arrived in the U.S.?

Eric Toner is quoted.

The Washington Post | June 22, 2020

Perspective | No, more testing doesn’t explain the rise of covid-19 cases in the U.S.

Jennifer Nuzzo wrote the piece.

The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2020

Some people think face masks are dangerous. Can that be true?

Amesh Adalja is quoted.

The New York Times | June 21, 2020

The Pandemic’s Mental Toll: More Ripple Than Tsunami

Emma Beth McGinty is quoted.

NPR | June 17, 2020

New Coronavirus Outbreaks: Is It The 2nd Wave?

Amesh Adalja is interviewed.

USA Today | June 21, 2020

‘There’s no such thing as safe’: How to lessen the risk of summer activities amid COVID-19

Caitlin Rivers is quoted. 

The New York Times | June 21, 2020

N.Y.C. Hired 3,000 Workers for Contact Tracing. It’s Off to a Slow Start.

Crystal Watson is quoted.