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Experts from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health offer science and evidence-based insights on the public health news of the day. The current focus is the novel coronavirus spreading around the world.

May 29, 2020

How do you deal with things you can’t control? How do we decide what actions are right for ourselves and our families without judging others in the process? What is contributing to COVID-19 stigma? How do we consider the future without feeling overwhelmed? Clinical psychologist Dr. Laura Murray returns for another...


May 28, 2020

As of recording, there were no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Lesotho, a country in southern Africa. But the country borders South Africa which has close to 5,000 cases, and shares a migrant workforce that has been coming home to Lesotho amidst shutdowns. Dr. Tafadzwa Chakare, technical director for Jhpiego in Lesotho,...


May 27, 2020

Johns Hopkins Hospital paused elective surgeries (surgeries that are scheduled ahead of time) in March. Like some of his other colleagues, Dr. Rick Redett volunteered to be redeployed to the COVID ICU. Redett talks to Stephanie Desmon about exhausting shifts, the challenges of shifting from surgery to supportive care,...


May 26, 2020

Like many countries, Canada recognized the pandemic in stages, but unlike some, Canada used advanced warning to their benefit with swift mandates. Dr. Brian Goldman, host of CBC’s “The Dose” podcast, talks with Dr. Josh Sharfstein about how although Canada’s response has differed from the US’s, the country...


May 22, 2020

Is Vitamin D deficiency correlated with severe outcomes? Is it safe to use dry bat guano fertilizer? People in my area seem to be social distancing, so why are there still so many cases? If I received a flu shot, will it help protect me from severe illness with coronavirus?

Dr. Caitlin Rivers of the Johns Hopkins...