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Covid-19 variants

Q+A
Vaccines beat natural immunity in fight against COVID-19
Published Sept 10, 2021
The best protection against COVID-19? Getting vaccinated, not waiting for illness to create natural immunity, says infectious disease expert Anna Durbin
Data visualization
Many states abandon daily reporting of COVID data
Published Aug 17, 2021
Despite new COVID-19 cases exceeding 900,000 last week, 36 states do not update their pandemic data every day, causing significant data gaps for public health agencies and officials
Q+A
Decoding delta
Published July 19, 2021
Virologist Andrew Pekosz discusses what we know so far about the delta variant of the coronavirus and what it means for our understanding of SARS-CoV-2 overall
Vaccines
Will we need a COVID-19 booster?
Published July 1, 2021
In the 'L.A. Times,' Johns Hopkins vaccine expert Kawsar Talaat discusses factors that may determine whether boosters are needed / Los Angeles Times
Health Policy Forum
CDC director discusses COVID-19 vaccines, variants, and the U.S. pandemic response
Published May 5, 2021
School of Medicine alum Rochelle Walensky, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, returns to JHU for a conversation with Dean Paul Rothman
Global health
As COVID crisis unfolds in India, Hopkins rushes to help
Published April 28, 2021
The university is working urgently with partners on the ground to offer support and expertise to India, with efforts organized and led by the newly created Johns Hopkins India Institute
Vaccine platforms
For mRNA vaccines, COVID-19 is just the beginning
Published Feb 15, 2021
Easy to manufacture and update, these new vaccines may be a powerful tool against emerging variants and other infectious diseases
Coronavirus
What you need to know about COVID-19 variants
Published Jan 15, 2021
Is it normal for a virus to mutate? Are the new strains of coronavirus more contagious? Will COVID-19 vaccines still work? Expert immunologist Andy Pekosz weighs in.