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Coronavirus

Health Disparities
Vital tech with a fatal flaw
Published Fall 2022
The pulse oximeter is now a staple in hospital rooms and personal medicine cabinets. But a major flaw in its design could prevent people of color from receiving the care they need. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Endemic COVID
What does the new CDC guidance tell us about the COVID-19 pandemic?
Published Aug 15, 2022
Johns Hopkins epidemiologist David Dowdy says the guidance update brings the CDC in line with the habits of Americans and suggests we're closer to a new, endemic phase of COVID-19
Health disparities
Vital tech with a fatal flaw
Published Aug 8, 2022
The pulse oximeter is now a staple in hospital rooms and personal medicine cabinets. But a major flaw in its design could prevent people of color from receiving the care they need.
Education
Johns Hopkins, national partners tackle academic success and well-being for students
Published July 5, 2022
National Partnership for Student Success, with U.S. Department of Education and AmeriCorps, will help students recover from impact of COVID-19 pandemic
Vaccination
U.S. rolls out COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children
Published June 23, 2022
The CDC and FDA approved vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer/BioNTech in children older than 6 months; vaccinations began this week
Coronavirus
The pandemic has reached a plateau, but for how long?
Published June 8, 2022
Johns Hopkins health security expert Tom Inglesby provides an update on the state of the pandemic and how vaccination, funding, and variants may affect its future
Immune response
Risk of breakthrough COVID-19 infection higher among people with HIV
Published June 7, 2022
Finding suggests that all people with HIV might benefit from additional dose in primary vaccination
Pandemic data
One million lives lost to COVID-19
Published May 17, 2022
Experts say the tragic milestone, now recorded by the Coronavirus Resource Center tracker, likely occurred months ago and that higher vaccination rates could have prevented many fatalities
Q+A
Taking the temperature of the pandemic
Published May 16, 2022
As the U.S. reaches one million COVID-19 deaths, where are we in the arc of the pandemic? Epidemiologist David Dowdy explains.
Coronavirus
Antibodies fighting original virus may be weaker against omicron
Published April 28, 2022
A study of vaccinated individuals with breakthrough COVID-19 infection showed that their antibodies, while effective at stopping original strain of virus, were less effective at preventing infection by omicron variant