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Global health
New dashboard sheds light on COVID vaccine hesitancy
Published Sept 13, 2021
Interactive tool created with survey data collected from more than 12 million people from 115 countries and analyzed by the Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs
Q+A
Vaccines beat natural immunity in fight against COVID-19
Published Sept 10, 2021
The best protection against COVID-19? Getting vaccinated, not waiting for illness to create natural immunity, says infectious disease expert Anna Durbin
Children's health
Returning to school safely
Published Sept 10, 2021
Johns Hopkins experts offer tips for parents on masking strategies, warning signs for mental and physical health
Coronavirus
COVID-19 this week: No time for complacency
Published Sept 3, 2021
Hopkins experts Bill Moss and Jennifer Nuzzo discuss a slowdown in new cases, tempering our vaccine expectations, booster shots, and a vaccine timeline for kids under 12
Coronavirus
No vax side effects? No problem
Published Sept 3, 2021
Pfizer, Moderna mRNA vaccines are effective even without post-shot symptoms or prior infection, Johns Hopkins study finds
Engineering
A new approach to safer tap water
Published Aug 31, 2021
Leveraging bioassays and artificial intelligence could help identify previously unknown chemical mixtures in the water supply, say Carsten Prasse and Paul Ferraro
Q+A
What's behind Biden's booster vaccine plan?
Published Aug 20, 2021
Vaccine expert Bill Moss discusses the national vaccine booster plan announced by President Joe Biden and beginning in late September
COVID-19
An expert look at back-to-school vaccinations for teens and kids
Published Aug 19, 2021
As the new school year approaches, vaccine expert Kawsar Talaat and education policy expert Odis Johnson Jr. discuss the benefits of vaccine mandates for school-age kids
Data visualization
Many states abandon daily reporting of COVID data
Published Aug 17, 2021
Despite new COVID-19 cases exceeding 900,000 last week, 36 states do not update their pandemic data every day, causing significant data gaps for public health agencies and officials
Q+A
The present and future of masking
Published Aug 16, 2021
Periodic mask-wearing is here to stay, but basic risk assessment skills can help us weigh the pros and cons of ever-changing conditions