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Evidence and experts to help you understand today’s public health news—and what it means for tomorrow.

Feb 19, 2021

In this episode, Dr. Josh Sharfstein talks with Hopkins researchers who break down three research papers with implications for the national discussion over COVID and schools. Dr. Nikolas Wada talks about a paper related to how the coronavirus is transmitted in schools in the United Kingdom; Dr. Sheree Schwartz talks about a paper examining children’s role in the household transmission of COVID-19; and PhD student Greg Rosen talks about a study of what happened with national COVID cases in Israel when schools reopened with few precautions last spring. All three researchers are part of the novel coronavirus research consortium, with many summaries of new studies available at

KEYWORDS: child health; student life; pandemic response