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April 9, 2020

Gun Sales Surge Amid Coronavirus Anxiety

Experts fear a wave of suicides and domestic homicides may follow.

April 8, 2020

Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Pandemic

The outbreak can have profound consequences for psychological health.

April 3, 2020

How to Prevent Social Isolation from Making Loneliness Worse

Form social connections during social separation—advice from former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy

April 3, 2020

5 Ways the U.S. Botched the Response to COVID-19

The best way to ensure a better response to the next crisis is to understand how we failed on this one.

April 3, 2020

Detained and Vulnerable to COVID-19

A coronavirus crisis looms at immigration detention facilities in the U.S.

April 2, 2020

Recommendations for a Metropolitan COVID-19 Response

Seven steps cities should take immediately to slow and prevent the transmission of the novel coronavirus.

April 2, 2020

COVID-19 Tradeoffs: Feeding Others and Staying Fed

Securing our food system means protecting food workers and buyers.

March 31, 2020

Dangerous Curve: Predicting the Coronavirus Peak

What will the peak look like for COVID-19 in the U.S? And when will it occur?

March 31, 2020

Too Many COVID-19 Patients, Too Few Ventilators: An Ethical Framework to Guide Hospitals

As COVID-19 caseload escalates, hospitals may face agonizing decisions on ventilator access.

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future | March 30, 2020

Food Security in the Time of COVID: It’s Not Charity, It’s Justice

The pandemic is new to us, but the virus is drawing our attention to long-existing problems in our food systems, and exacerbating them.

March 30, 2020

The Right Mask for the Task

How much protection do different masks offer, and what are their limits?

March 26, 2020

COVID-19: Infection Control in Your Home

If someone in your home is sick—whether confirmed or suspected to be COVID-19—there are ways to reduce the risk of transmission.

March 26, 2020

A Doctor's Perspective from Wuhan

Bin Cao has worked on the front lines of patient care in Wuhan for the past few months.

March 25, 2020

A Drug for COVID-19 May Already Exist

Some drugs approved for other illnesses may be effective treatments for COVID-19.

March 20, 2020

COVID-19 Myths vs. Realities

We separate COVID-19 true from false, based on the best science and expertise available.

March 20, 2020

Coronavirus and Underlying Conditions

Having an underlying condition is one of the biggest risk factors for developing serious illness when infected with COVID-19. What is an underlying condition and what should you do if you have one?

The Hub | March 17, 2020

Johns Hopkins Public Health Expert Fields Coronavirus Questions in Reddit AMA

Josh Sharfstein, former Baltimore City health commissioner, discusses social distancing, hand-washing, and the importance of helping those who are at high risk

The Hub | March 3, 2020

Could a Serum Prevent Coronavirus? A Johns Hopkins Immunologist Explores the Idea

Infectious disease expert Arturo Casadevall looks to a forgotten case study for ways to prevent the spread of coronavirus

Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future | February 28, 2020

What the Coronavirus in China Shows Us About Food System Resilience

Pandemics are not just a public health issue, but a food systems issue – what makes a food system resilient?