Archived articles


Understanding changing guidance on mask use
Published April 24, 2020
Kirsten Koehler and Ana Rule, faculty experts from the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, answer questions on the use of masks, gloves, and PPE
COVID-19's economic impact, in the U.S. and abroad
Published April 16, 2020
As the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak shifts from Italy to the U.S., SAIS Europe's Filippo Taddei discusses the economic fallout Americans should brace for
Coronavirus vaccine won't emerge overnight
Published April 16, 2020
Supriya Munshaw, an expert in the commercialization of early-stage technologies at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses the process of developing a vaccine for COVID-19
COVID-19 and a splintered European Union
Published April 10, 2020
SAIS expert Matthias Matthijs discusses the difficult road ahead for EU countries, where vastly different outbreak burdens have led to vastly different responses
How pandemics shape society
Published April 9, 2020
Sociologist and historian Alexandre White discusses how past pandemics, such as the 1918 Spanish flu outbreak, have reverberated long after the disease stops spreading
COVID-19 and global supply chains
Published April 6, 2020
Goker Aydin, an operations management expert at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, discusses how the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the exchange of goods around the world
The role of genomic sequencing in combating COVID-19
Published April 2, 2020
Molecular biologists Peter Thielen and Thomas Mehoke are rapidly sequencing the genome of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
COVID-19 poses challenges for nursing homes
Published April 1, 2020
Geriatric nurse practitioner Alice Bonner discusses the special considerations that arise for older adults living in long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic
COVID-19's impact in Italy and Europe
Published March 31, 2020
Filippo Taddei, who teaches at SAIS Europe's Bologna campus in Italy, discusses the COVID-19 outbreak from the European perspective
COVID-19: Immunity and seasonality
Published March 30, 2020
Immunologist Andrew Pekosz discusses urgent questions about the novel coronavirus, including whether anyone is immune to the virus and whether it will ebb in warmer months