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epidemiology

Q+A
Asymptomatic spread makes COVID-19 hard to contain
Published May 12, 2020
Immunologist Gigi Gronvall discusses the challenges of tracing the spread of coronavirus, the importance of testing, and the dangerous appeal of "immunity passports"
Q+A
The long road to herd immunity
Published April 30, 2020
Achieving herd protection can stop the spread of an infectious disease within a population, but as Bloomberg School experts explain, the U.S. is nowhere near that point with SARS-CoV-2, and getting there could prove difficult
COVID-19
Hopkins team launches temperature-tracking study and app
Published April 30, 2020
The app, now available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, will help reveal health trends and potential disease outbreaks
Public health
Study provides key insights on COVID-19 spread
Published April 28, 2020
Analysis of data from Shenzhen, China, shows how extensive testing and contact tracing stopped the outbreak in a southern Chinese megacity
Epidemiology
JHU offers free COVID-19 course
Published March 27, 2020
The class is offered publicly on Coursera and requires no prior background in science or health fields
Coronavirus
Study: COVID-19 symptoms start about five days after exposure
Published March 9, 2020
Bloomberg School study suggests a median incubation period of 5.1 days for the new coronavirus, affirming the 14-day quarantine used by the CDC and other health authorities
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
Q+A
Hopkins experts answer questions about coronavirus
Published Feb 20, 2020
Epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo, emergency medicine specialist Lauren Sauer participate in COVID-19 information session at Carey Business School
Global health
Researchers outline path to measles elimination
Published May 9, 2019
Where a country lies on the 'canonical path' could help officials identify at-risk populations and determine vaccination strategies
COMMENTARY
Not ordinary science
Published Feb 28, 2019
Public health experts condemn 'dangerous' research as government gives apparent green light to experiments that aim to create airborne bird flu / The Washington Post