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Infectious Disease Expert Amesh Adalja and Epidemiologist Keri Althoff appear weekly on Bloomberg QuickTake's 'QuickTake Charge' to share their thoughts on the latest news and findings surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and globally. 

New segments with Amesh Adalja air live on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. EST. New segments with Keri Althoff air live on Fridays at 9:15 a.m. EST. 

You can view our previous Bloomberg QuickTake segments below. 


Keri Althoff

Mixing COVID shots could bring higher immunity

June 11, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses recent research finding that mixing COVID shots could boost overall immunity against the virus.

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Amesh Adalja

Biden says he'll announce world vaccination plan

June 9, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Biden's forthcoming world vaccination strategy, as well as vaccinating younger children.

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Keri Althoff

Biden team sharing 25 million doses of U.S. vaccines

June 4, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the recent U.S. vaccine donations to countries in need of doses, explaining many countries do not have access to vaccines at anywhere nearly the level that the U.S. does.

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Amesh Adalja

UK, NYC report zero deaths for first time in pandemic

June 2, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the milestone of zero deaths from COVID-19 in the UK and NYC for the first time in the pandemic, attributing the victory to the efficacy of the COVID vaccines.

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Keri Althoff

37 million Americans expected to travel this weekend: AAA

May 28, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the decline in COVID cases in the U.S. and potential expectations of a surge after the Memorial Day holiday.

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Amesh Adalja

Japan will start vaccinating Olympic athletes on June 1

May 26, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses his thoughts on the Olympics and whether or not they should go forward in Japan.

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Keri Althoff

More than 1.57B doses have been given worldwide

May 21, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the progress of the United States' vaccination campaign, as well as the status of the COVID surge in India and variants popping up across the globe.

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Amesh Adalja

Europe updates rules for vaccinated travelers

May 19, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the return to "normal" life in the United States as more people get vaccinated, going over the new public health guidelines.

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Keri Althoff

CDC's U-Turn Puts Businesses in Lose-Lose Bind

May 14, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the CDC's new guidance for vaccinated individuals stating that they do not need to wear masks or physically distance indoors, outside, or in large gatherings.

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Amesh Adalja

India added 348,421 new cases on May 11

May 12, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the situation in India and what it could mean for the future of the pandemic on a global scale.

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Keri Althoff

India's modeling has COVID outbreak peaking in coming days

May 7, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the dire situation in India and how the U.S. can support the country.

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Amesh Adalja

Biden gets into vaccine diplomacy race

May 5, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the U.S. decision to begin shipping vaccines to countries such as India and Brazil facing tremendous COVID-19 hotspots.

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Keri Althoff

Global COVID cases top 150 million

April 30, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the hotspots of cases around the country and around the world, specifically focusing on the situation in India and how it could play out.

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Keri Althoff

Only seven US states cut Black vaccine gap in half

April 23, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the vaccine gap in minority communities and what states can do to bridge it.

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Amesh Adalja

More than 925M shots given worldwide

April 21, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Biden's efforts to ramp up vaccinations nationwide, as well as vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.

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Keri Althoff

Vaccine drives revamped after J&J pause

April 16, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the effects of the recent J&J pause on vaccine hesitancy and rollout in the U.S.

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Amesh Adalja

CDC will meet today to review J&J blood clots

April 14, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the recent pause on the J&J vaccine rollout in the U.S. as the CDC meets to discuss the data on shot and how to move forward.

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Keri Althoff

Uneven vaccine distribution favors wealthy nations

April 9, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses how the pandemic will continue evolve, referencing public health and economic health, as wealthier nations have more access to COVID-19 vaccines compared to lower-and-middle income countries.

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Amesh Adalja

More than 689M shots given globally

April 7, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the recent NFL announcement about bringing fans back into stadiums and the effect that, as well as mass gatherings, may have on COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

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Amber D'Souza

J&J vaccine manufacturing error affects 15m dose

April 1, 2021

Amber D'Souza, Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the recent J&J manufacturing error, resulting in a setback in vaccine supply. She also explains why we're seeing a rise in cases, despite tremendous progress in vaccinations.

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Amesh Adalja

Teens 100% protected by Pfizer vaccine in study

March 31, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses new data from Pfizer indicating its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 12-15 and the timeline for vaccinations going forward.

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Keri Althoff

Rising U.S. Covid Cases Reverse Months of Progress

March 26, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, examines the factors behind the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the United States.

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Amesh Adalja

Latest on AstraZeneca Vaccine Data

March 24, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the latest news pertaining to the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has faced criticism over providing outdate trial results in the U.S.

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Keri Althoff

Biden says US will reach 100M vaccinations today

March 19, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the vaccine eligibility expansion in the U.S., emphasizing the importance of access for everyone, particularly for the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

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Keri Althoff

Healthcare one year after COVID

March 12, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses one healthcare one year after COVID was first declared a pandemic, specifically addressing what we've learned and how we can move forward.

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Amesh Adalja

Alaska allows vaccines for everyone 16+

March 10, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the vaccine rollout in the U.S., specifically addressing the news out of Alaska. The state recently announced opening up vaccines to everyone in the state over the age of 16.

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Keri Althoff

Scientists criticize COVID origin probe

March 5, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the WHO investigation into the origins of the COVID virus and why it's important to understand where the virus came from.

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Amesh Adalja

Biden speeds up vaccination timetable

March 3, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Biden's new timetable for vaccinations and what summer may look like in the U.S., as well as Gov. Abbott's recent re-opening announcement for the state of Texas.

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Keri Althoff

FDA advisers to vet J&J shot

February 26, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the FDA's pending approval of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 one-shot vaccine and how it could bolster the United States' fight against the coronavirus.

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Amesh Adalja

J&J single-shot vaccine found effective

February 24, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the efficacy of the J&J COVID vaccine and what it’s approval in the U.S. would mean for the country’s fight to stem the pandemic.

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Keri Althoff

Weather disrupts vaccine distribution

February 19, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses how the U.S. recent weather crisis is delaying vaccinations across the country and how the COVID variants threaten the country's progress towards stemming the pandemic.

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Amesh Adalja

Biden says production law invoked

February 17, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the timeline for vaccine rollout in the U.S. after President Biden announced that he's invoked the National Defense Act, which allows the government to nationalize commercial production in emergencies and, in this case, ramp up vaccine shipments.

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Keri Althoff

More than 159M shots given globally

February 12, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest trends related to COVID-19 case numbers, as well as the new variants popping up across the country.

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Amesh Adalja

Israel's aggressive immunization effort

February 10, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the recent data released on Israel's COVID-19 deaths and how vaccination is bringing those rates down.

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Keri Althoff

J&J seeks vaccine clearance

February 5, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the approval process and timeline for the new J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

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Amesh Adalja

Astra shot 82% effective with 3-month gap

February 3, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the new data released on the Astra vaccine, as well as how it compares to some of the other vaccines being developed against the virus such as Moderna, Pfizer, and BioNTech.

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Keri Althoff

J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Is 66% Effective in Global Clinical Trial

January 29, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine, which has generated strong protection against Covid-19 in a large, late-stage trial, raising hopes that it can rapidly reshape a stumbling immunization campaign.

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Amesh Adalja

Biden Team to Buy 200M More Doses 

January 27, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the Biden-Harris vaccine rollout and distribution plan and what to expect in the coming weeks and months as Americans look to get vaccinated.

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Keri Althoff

Biden Warns Things Will Get Worse

January 22, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the U.K.’s new plans to control the spread of the new COVID variant, as well as President Biden’s 100 day plan to tackle the virus.

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Amesh Adalja

Biden's Pandemic Priorities

January 20, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Joe Biden's plans to tackle the coronavirus and when the country may expect to see the effects of the president's actions.

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Keri Althoff

World Nears Grim Milestone

January 15, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest surge of COVID-19 cases and how long we can expect to have public health safety measures in place.

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Amesh Adalja

U.S. vaccine shift stirs fresh unease

January 13, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the U.S. COVID-19 death toll, as well as what to expect with vaccine distribution and the return to some semblance in the coming months.

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Keri Althoff

U.S. Sees New Single-Day Record

January 8, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest surge of the coronavirus cases in the U.S. and how the country needs to prepare for the next few months ahead.

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Amesh Adalja

Easy-to-spread COVID variant in U.S.

January 6, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses vaccine urgency and timelines as cases rise globally and countries, including the U.S., face a new variant of the virus.

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Amesh Adalja

Astra-Oxford Vaccine Shot Gains UK Clearance

December 30, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the UK's recent approval of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and when Americans could expect to see the shot roll out in the United States.

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Amesh Adalja

U.S. Orders 100 Million More Pfizer Shots

December 23, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses his own experience with the coronavirus vaccine after receiving one himself, as well as how he plans to navigate the time between doses.

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Keri Althoff

FDA Advisers Back EUA of Moderna Shot

December 18, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest news surrounding the Moderna vaccine and its quest for EUA approval, as well as when we can expect to see it rolled out in the U.S.

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Amesh Adalja

Second vaccine on its way to EUA

December 16, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses what people should expect if there are two viable  COVID-19 vaccines with emergency use authorizations.

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Keri Althoff

FDA Vows Fast Pfizer Vaccine Action Amid Political Pressure

December 11, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the recent Food and Drug Administration's panel decision to support emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Amesh Adalja

Global Covid-19 Cases Exceed 67 Million; Deaths Top 1.5 Million

December 9, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the latest with U.K.'s vaccine rollout plan and the hospitalization rates in the U.S.

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Keri Althoff

CDC Shortens Quarantine Guidance to 10 Days for Those Exposed But Untested

December 4, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the revised CDC recommendations for quarantining after possible exposure to COVID-19.

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Amesh Adalja

U.K. Authorizes Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

December 2, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the U.K.'s decision to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with its regulator clearing Pfizer and BioNTech's shot ahead of decisions in the U.S. and European Union.

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Keri Althoff

Post-Thanksgiving COVID Expectations & AstraZeneca Headed for Additional Trial

November 27, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses latest news from the AstraZeneca vaccine trials, as well as what officials should expect after Thanksgiving travel and gatherings.

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Amesh Adalja

Experts Warn Holiday Travel Will Mean Surge in Cases, Takes a Toll on Everyone

November 25, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses Thanksgiving travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and repercussions the U.S. may soon face after the holiday.

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Keri Althoff

CDC Warns Thanksgiving Travel May Increase Covid Spread

November 20, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses CDC guidelines for travel and holiday celebrations ahead of Thanksgiving, as well as the importance of mask-wearing.

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Amesh Adalja

U.S. Approves Covid-19 Self-Testing Kit

November 18, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the first COVID-19 diagnostic kit for self-testing at home and the importance of ramping up testing in general across the United States.

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Keri Althoff Quicktake

Azar Urges 'Extra Caution' During Thanksgiving, Christmas Gatherings

November 13, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses safe holiday celebrations and traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Amesh Adalja

Global Virus Cases Surpass 51.5 Million, Deaths at 1.27 Million

November 11, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discusses the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and globally, as well as the increasing number of deaths from the virus.

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