Archived articles


How SARS-CoV-2 evolved to counter its own weaknesses
Published Jan 18, 2023
Hopkins researchers say their research can improve our understanding of how the spike protein works and how the virus evolves
Health care innovations
Simple spray could keep COVID away
Published Jan 12, 2023
Hopkins engineers have developed a method to prevent harmful viruses from entering the lungs, blocking the spread of COVID-19 and influenza with a nasal spray
What's troubling our teens?
Published Winter 2022
Clinical psychologist Tamar Mendelson warns that the United States faces a gathering storm in the form of a teen mental health crisis. / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Tracking COVID-19 omicron variants
Published Nov 11, 2022
Andrew Pekosz and Joshua Sharfstein discuss the many faces of omicron, which tools are still holding up against it, and what virologists are still waiting to see from this virus
Expert warns of a 'tripledemic'
Published Oct 31, 2022
Now is the time to get your flu shots and bivalent boosters as hospitals and healthcare systems reach capacity with surging cases of flu, RSV, and COVID-19, says Brian Garibaldi of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Biocontainment Unit
Why and when to get a bivalent booster
Published Oct 6, 2022
The newly available COVID-19 boosters offer the best protection against current strains. But who needs it and when should they get it?
Faculty Honors
Lauren Gardner wins top biomedical research prize
Published Sept 28, 2022
Gardner, creator of the COVID-19 dashboard that became the world's most trusted source for reliable, real-time data about the COVID pandemic, wins the 2022 Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award
COVID-19 Vaccines
What you need to know about bivalent boosters for COVID-19
Published Sept 1, 2022
New booster shots designed to target the omicron variant and its subvariants, and the original strain of SARS-CoV-2, could become available in the U.S. in the coming weeks
COVID-19 Impacts
Type 2 diabetes cases in children on the rise during COVID-19 pandemic
Published Aug 25, 2022
Johns Hopkins researchers cite environmental changes caused by the pandemic, including adapting routines and less physical activity, as likely contributors to the increase in type 2 diabetes cases among children
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