Archived articles
Long Covid
Study probes the 'long-haul' effects of COVID-19
Published March 22, 2021
Headed by a team of university epidemiologists, the Johns Hopkins COVID Long Study seeks to uncover answers about why some people suffer long-term effects of COVID-19 infection
Public Health
Researchers detect evidence of drug-resistant staph bacteria spreading between animals and humans
Published March 11, 2021
Findings from DNA-sequencing study of humans and factory farm-raised pigs in North Carolina raise public health concerns
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
Public health
Dating in the time of COVID-19
Published Jan 26, 2021
It may look different during a pandemic, but safe practices make dating work for single people—and perhaps bring added benefits
Q+A
Side effects and COVID-19 vaccines: What to expect
Published Dec 18, 2020
It's totally normal to experience side effects from COVID-19 vaccines. Here's what you need to know.
COVID-19
Bloomberg School contact tracing course tops 1M enrollees
Published Nov 17, 2020
More than 520,000 people have completed the free course that teaches the basics of a key tool in the fight against COVID-19
Antibody testing
New saliva-based antibody test for SARS-CoV-2 highly accurate in initial study
Published Nov 13, 2020
The test could prove useful for large-scale screening and epidemiological surveys and cuts down on reliance on blood draws
A carceral crisis
Published Oct 15, 2020
A new report published by Johns Hopkins provides recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the criminal justice system
Health care
Study highlights shortcomings in telemedicine
Published Oct 13, 2020
Despite large increases in remote consults during COVID-19 pandemic, the number of blood pressure checks cut in half and cholesterol checks dropped by more than a third
Q+A
Excess deaths show the true impact of COVID-19 in the U.S.
Published Sept 1, 2020
Epidemiologist Justin Lessler unpacks a recent CDC report on comorbidities and coronavirus deaths that is being misinterpreted on social media