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What we know about the omicron variant
Published Nov 30, 2021
With a worrisome number of mutations and a spike of cases in southern Africa, omicron is the latest COVID-19 variant of concern
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'Debt roulette' is an important political bargaining chip, finance expert says
Published Nov 24, 2021
As the Dec. 3 deadline to raise the debt ceiling approaches, Kathleen Day discusses the history of the debt limit and why it remains a critical economic and political tool
COVID-19
Another COVID-19 winter?
Published Nov 19, 2021
The U.S. appears to be on the brink of a winter surge in COVID-19 cases, but Johns Hopkins experts offer hope that this winter will be better than the last
Q+A
Creating a culture of cybersecurity
Published Nov 18, 2021
In advance of his book Confronting Cyber Risk, engineer Gregory Falco discusses how and why organizations should incorporate cybersecurity into everyday business and planning
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Hearing aid coverage could be 'transformational'
Published Nov 15, 2021
Expanding Medicare coverage to pay for hearing aids would improve the quality of life for millions of older Americans, says Nicholas Reed of the Cochlear Center for Hearing and Public Health
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Why the child tax credit matters
Published Nov 8, 2021
Economist and congressional adviser Robert Moffitt discusses how the American Rescue Plan's monthly allowance is lifting children out of poverty, cutting food insecurity, and investing in children as a society
COVID-19 briefing
Experts worry plateau in U.S. cases foretells winter spike
Published Nov 5, 2021
'There are some early signs that we're headed in the wrong direction,' Hopkins epidemiologist Jennifer Nuzzo says while stressing importance of vaccine uptake
Q+A
COVID vaccines have been OK'd for kids. Now what?
Published Nov 4, 2021
Emergency use authorization for Pfizer/BioNTech's vaccine is unlikely to lead to widespread vaccinations among the nation's 28 million 5- to 11-year-olds, Hopkins vaccine expert William Moss says
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As Africa goes unvaccinated, U.S. remains awash in shots
Published Nov 2, 2021
Johns Hopkins vaccine expert William Moss discusses inequities in the race to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 and why the U.S. and other wealthy nations should help poorer countries catch up
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Supply chain issues spike shoppers' demands
Published Nov 1, 2021
A maxed-out, inflexible transportation system is to blame for higher prices and a lack of variety on store shelves, says Tinglong Dai of the Carey Business School