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Preparing for an Academic Year of Uncertainty

K-12 school systems have now largely decided how to continue instruction in the fall, and we’re starting to see the early impact of those decisions. In this webcast, Johns Hopkins University experts weighed in on what’s next—and specifically the different scenarios that leaders, teachers, parents, and students may face in the coming months depending on the pandemic’s trajectory in their communities.

Imitating a COVID-19 Vaccine With Convalescent Blood Plasma Treatment in Two Clinical Trials

“Crowdsourcing” of antibodies made by COVID-19 survivors is being tested for two uses: the first as a treatment to help prevent severe disease, hospitalization, and death in patients who are already ill with COVID-19. The second is as a post-exposure prophylaxis for people who have been exposed to COVID-19 to try and prevent infection from taking root.

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Florida, FEMA, and Fugate: Emergency Management Lessons from Hurricane Katrina for Conquering COVID

On the 15th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we remember Craig Fugate’s inspired leadership of the Florida Emergency Management Division’s post-Katrina response in Mississippi, which paved the way for his transformation of FEMA.

Bloomberg School | August 28, 2020

How Can I Ask My Friends to Wear Masks? Talking to Friends, Family, Kids, and Coworkers About COVID-19 Safety

Navigating the interpersonal side of COVID-19 safety.

Bloomberg School | August 26, 2020

Interim Framework for COVID-19 Vaccine Allocation in the United States

When a COVID-19 vaccine is available, an allocation plan will be needed, which means prioritizing certain groups.

Bloomberg School | August 19, 2020

The Important and Elusive Science Behind Safely Reopening Schools

The metrics that determine whether students learn in school or at home may differ, but the goal is the same: Maximize benefits, minimize harms.

Bloomberg School | August 14, 2020

Contact Tracing on Campus: What Universities Should Know Before Bringing Students Back

Campus life brings a risk for SARS-CoV-2 transmission. Colleges need to have a plan to minimize risk—and to act when transmission occurs.

Bloomberg School | August 14, 2020

COVID-19 and College Campuses: What You Need to Know

COVID-19 and college: Limiting the risk of COVID-19 transmission while engaging in academic and residential college life.

Bloomberg School | August 12, 2020

COVID-19 Testing: Understanding "Percent Positive"

Two epidemiologists explain this important term and what it means for individuals and communities.

Bloomberg School | August 10, 2020

A Top Vaccine Expert Answers Important Questions About a COVID-19 Vaccine

The COVID-19 vaccine is on track to become the fastest-developed vaccine in history. That doesn’t mean the process is skipping any critical steps.

Bloomberg School  | August 5, 2020

Wearing a Mask Could Keep You From Getting Seriously Sick

A new study suggests that universal masking may also reduce the amount of virus in the air—potentially leading to milder or even asymptomatic infections.

Bloomberg School | July 31, 2020

Johns Hopkins Receives $35 Million in Funding from Department of Defense for COVID-19 Blood Plasma Trials

Johns Hopkins researchers have received $35 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) JPEO-CBRND, on behalf of the Defense Health Agency, for two nationwide clinical trials.

Bloomberg School | July 30, 2020

At Risk for COVID-19? Warp Speed Vaccine Trials Want You

A major challenge of Operation Warp Speed: Landing 150,000+ volunteers.

Global Health NOW | July 28, 2020

A Coronavirus Clearinghouse for the World

As the world fights SARS-CoV-2, the numbers funnel through one critical Johns Hopkins map..

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health | July 24, 2020

The Experiment that Proved Airborne Disease Transmission

How Richard Riley’s findings about tuberculosis transmission inform our COVID-19 response today.

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health | July 17, 2020

Enhancing Public Trust and Health with COVID-19 Vaccination

Why “If We Build It/They Will Come” may not apply to humans and vaccines and what can be done about it.

Bloomberg School | July 9, 2020

COVID-19 Cases and Deaths in Federal and State Prisons Significantly Higher Than in U.S. Population

A new analysis led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the number of U.S. prison residents who tested positive for COVID-19 was 5.5 times higher than the general U.S. population.

Bloomberg School | July 8, 2020

Fighting a Virus Together: A Graphic Essay

"Then COVID-19 hit—and dad, with lungs of steel and the heart of a lion, was fighting for his life at 61."

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health | July 8, 2020

Voices of the Vulnerable

For asylum seekers, the incarcerated, frontline doctors, and others, COVID-19 has made hard lives harder. 

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health | July 1, 2020

Envisioning a Post-Pandemic World

How COVID-19 has reset the present and the future.

Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health | June 30, 2020

Transparency, Reproducibility, and Validation of COVID-19 Projection Models

An exponential growth in models with no sign of plateauing. 

Bloomberg School | June 22, 2020

Developing a National Strategy for Serosurveys in the United States

Estimating the prevalence of infection and recovery is important for decision makers at national, state, and local levels.

The Center for Health Security | June 18, 2020

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

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