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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
Commentary
Government leaders should not skip to the front of the COVID-19 vaccine line
Published Jan 25, 2021
Prioritizing officials without clear, public criteria will undermine public health response, claims new paper by Johns Hopkins faculty
Coronavirus
One year of tracking the COVID-19 pandemic
Published Jan 22, 2021
On Jan. 22, 2020, a civil and systems engineering professor and her graduate student created a coronavirus tracker map that would become the world's leading source for real-time pandemic data
Economics
High income associated with masking, social distancing compliance
Published Jan 15, 2021
Survey suggests common public health measures such as masking, social distancing, and telework may be inaccessible or impractical for those with lower incomes
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.
COVID-19
Bloomberg alums share strategy from Biden's COVID-19 task force
Published Jan 15, 2021
Two Bloomberg School alums—now members of President-elect Biden's coronavirus task force—share the incoming administration's strategies for fighting the COVID-19 pandemic
Public safety
Funding available for community public safety programs
Published Jan 14, 2021
The JHU Innovation Fund for Community Safety will invest $6 million dollars over the next four years in grassroots interventions designed to make the city safer
COVID-19
Machine learning tool gives early warning of cardiac issues in COVID-19 patients
Published Jan 13, 2021
New algorithm could warn doctors in advance of cardiac arrest or blood clots in hospitalized COVID-19 patients
Coronavirus
Study suggests immunosuppressive drugs do not contribute to severity of COVID-19
Published Jan 13, 2021
A new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health suggests that individuals who are taking immunosuppressive drugs do not fare worse than others when they are hospitalized with COVID-19
Environmental health
Johns Hopkins scientist develops method to find toxic chemicals in drinking water
Published Jan 12, 2021
Only 11 byproducts from water disinfection are currently regulated in drinking water, and environmental engineer Carsten Prasse says there's more that must be done