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May 11, 2020

Johns Hopkins and Bloomberg Philanthropies, with New York State, Launch Online Course to Train Army of Contact Tracers to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with Bloomberg Philanthropies, today launched a free online course to help train a new cadre of contact tracers to reach and assist people exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.

April 9, 2020

Experts Warn High Rates of Positive COVID-19 Tests Show U.S. Not Ready to Relax Restrictions; Also Note Signs in Africa of “Silent” Spread of Disease

The high percentage of positive results from COVID-19 tests indicates the United States has “not yet found the edges of the outbreak” and is not ready to transition from a stay-at-home strategy to a cautious return to normalcy.

March 27, 2020

Bloomberg Philanthropies, State of Maryland to Fund Johns Hopkins University-led COVID-19 Treatment Research

Bloomberg Philanthropies, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Johns Hopkins University announced today a joint effort to fund research into the potential therapeutic uses of COVID-19 convalescent plasma, led by infectious disease expert Arturo Casadevall.

March 13, 2020

Infectious Disease Experts Recommend Using Antibodies from COVID-19 Survivors as Stopgap Measure to Treat Patients and Protect Healthcare Workers

Countries fighting outbreaks of coronavirus should consider using the antibodies of people who have recovered from infection to treat cases and provide short-term immunity to critical health care workers, argue two infectious disease experts at JHSPH.

March 9, 2020

New Study on COVID-19 Estimates 5.1 Days for Incubation Period

An analysis of publicly available data on infections from the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, that causes the respiratory illness COVID-19 yielded an estimate of 5.1 days for the median disease incubation period, according to a new JHSPH-led study.

October 24, 2019

Inaugural Global Health Security Index Finds Significant Gaps in Preparedness for Epidemics and Pandemics

A new Global Health Security Index released today suggests that not a single country in the world is fully prepared to handle an epidemic or pandemic.