COVID-19 Special Edition

2020 COVID-19 Special Issue Cover

By Tom Inglesby

Big biological threats over the last couple decades have taught us one thing: More are on the way.

3 minute read

By Ellen J. MacKenzie, PhD ’79, ScM ’75

COVID-19 is teaching us a brutal lesson: Invest in public health or suffer the consequences.

4 minute read

By Carrie Arnold

Preparedness policies require a long view—but politicians tend to think short-term.

4 minute read

Breaking the Chains of COVID-19 Transmission

By Cathy Shufro

One COVID-19 patient could lead to thousands of new cases. Contact tracers use calls, texts, and personal persuasion to prevent that from happening.

6 minute read

Lisa Cooper explains why the pandemic hit African American communities especially hard.

4 minute read

For asylum seekers, the incarcerated, frontline doctors, and others, COVID-19 has made hard lives harder.

7 minute read

As the world fights SARS-CoV-2, the numbers funnel through one critical Johns Hopkins map.

2 minute read

By Carrie Arnold

Misinformation about SARS-CoV-2 is as contagious as the virus itself.

4 minute read

From a virtual ICU to a Navajo Nation quarantine, public health experts solve novel challenges.

12 minute read

By Carrie Arnold

An old-school approach offers a fast, stopgap solution for a modern pandemic.

7 minute read

By Eric Fei

"Then COVID-19 hit—and dad, with lungs of steel and the heart of a lion, was fighting for his life at 61."

1 minute read

By Michael Eisenstein

What you need to know about all those COVID-19 predictions.

2 minute read

By Jackie Powder

A global approach to universal psychological responses.

2 minute read

COVID-19 and Suicide

By Christen Brownlee

The pandemic has created a convergence of suicide risk factors that need a public health response.

4 minute read

By Ronald J. Daniels

Universities responded to the pandemic with sound science and advice. We can still do more.

3 minute read

By Karen Blum

COVID-19 research is happening at lightning speed—sometimes at the expense of sound science.

4 minute read

Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

By Julie Scharper

Getting COVID-19 vaccines to those who need them most will require unprecedented global cooperation.

3 minute read

By Julie Scharper

A return to normal requires a vaccine for the novel coronavirus. What will it take to get one?

3 minute read

How COVID-19 has reset the present and the future.

4 minute read

By Brian W. Simpson

Virologist Andy Pekosz surveys some of the strategies in the works to stop SARS-CoV-2.

2 minute read

By Carrie Arnold

Some epidemiologists believe human genetics plays a role in who gets sick and how sick they get.

3 minute read

By Brian W. Simpson

Author of The Great Influenza reconsiders science, leadership, and society.

4 minute read

By Brian W. Simpson

COVID-19 brought us horror. Science gives us possibilities.

1 minute read

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By Brian W. Simpson

Pausing in Gratitude

1 minute read