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Center for health security

Q+A
The present and future of masking
Published Aug 16, 2021
Periodic mask-wearing is here to stay, but basic risk assessment skills can help us weigh the pros and cons of ever-changing conditions
Q+A
The ills of pandemic fatigue
Published Feb 9, 2021
As the U.S. nears the anniversary of the first cases of community transmission of COVID-19, expert Caitlin Rivers discusses why we must remain dedicated to public health practices
COVID-19
This is not a drill
Published Summer 2020
For decades, scientists and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security have warned of the catastrophic impact of a pandemic. Now they're using their expertise to help lessen the impact of one. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Q+A
Massive U.S. contact tracing effort 'of critical importance'
Published April 24, 2020
Hopkins expert Crystal Watson discusses the significance and challenges of the COVID-19 containment strategy
Data visualization
JHU launches U.S.-focused COVID-19 tracking map
Published April 14, 2020
New map features U.S. county-level data on testing, population, infection rate, and hospital capacity
COVID-19
U.S. hasn't 'found the edges of the outbreak'
Published April 10, 2020
Caitlin Rivers from the Center for Health Security discusses how well interventions are working to slow the spread of COVID-19 and what the road ahead looks like in the U.S.
Q+A
U.S. faces long road to reopening
Published April 7, 2020
Crystal Watson, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discusses what the nation needs to do to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic safely and begin transitioning back to normalcy
COVID-19
Hopkins experts present latest coronavirus information on Capitol Hill
Published March 6, 2020
Experts discuss how COVID-19 is transmitted, how it is being tracked, and how governments, institutions, and individuals can prevent its spread
Coronavirus
Health system readiness key to response
Published March 3, 2020
Hopkins broadcasts live webcast discussion about the latest developments in the global COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus
Here's the Hopkins study President Trump referenced
Published Feb 27, 2020
The Global Health Security Index, issued in October by the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, assessed 195 countries on their readiness to deal with the threat of an epidemic or pandemic. Overall, the results were not encouraging.