In this episode, Dr. Josh Sharfstein talks with researchers who break down two papers in the news. Dr. Nikolas Wada talks about a study led by researchers in Bangladesh and the U.S. which tested whether masks really help to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Dr. Kate Grabowski discusses a Lancet paper from the U.K. about … Continued
That question—whether the vaccine would protect transplant patients like Keefer and others with compromised immune systems—set Dorry Segev, director of the Epidemiology Research Group in Organ Transplantation at Johns Hopkins, onto a path of scientific inquiry that has produced more than three dozen papers since February on COVID-19 vaccination in immunocompromised people and resulted in … Continued
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center today released demographic data and new tools to show the impact COVID-19 has had across the United States as measured by age, race and ethnicity, and gender and sex. The 7,700 data points collected and processed each month from 55 U.S. states and jurisdictions provide one of the most detailed … Continued
The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center today published a new graphic visualization and analysis detailing the troubling trend of U.S. states eliminating daily reporting of COVID-19 data. According to Coronavirus Resource Center experts, the reduction in daily reporting on cases, hospitalizations, deaths, and other vital data is taking place at a time when more public data … Continued
With so much news about the Delta variant and calls for many vaccinated people to mask up again, Gigi Gronvall of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security talks with Stephanie Desmon about what we know right now about breakthrough COVID-19 infections and how worried the vaccinated should be about getting sick from COVID-19.
Will we need COVID-19 booster shots and, if so, when? Where is the FDA in its approval process of the vaccines currently under emergency use authorization? What goes into this process? Why, if the current vaccines are so good, are companies still trying to make new ones? Johns Hopkins’ Dr. Anna Durbin returns to the … Continued
Three researchers break down three papers looking at what happens to patients with COVID over the longer term. Dr. Lauren Peetluck, an epidemiologist at Vanderbilt University, talks about the risks of long-term complications of COVID. Dr. Heather McKay, an epidemiologist at Johns Hopkins, talks about the risks of negative neurological and psychiatric outcomes of patients … Continued
A new study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues suggests that a slowdown in the use of convalescent plasma to treat hospitalized COVID-19 patients led to higher COVID-19 mortality during a critical surge in cases in the winter.