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Omicron is a new variant of concern, but we’re more prepared to mitigate extreme effects than we were at the beginning of the pandemic.
Bloomberg American Health Summit 2021
This year's event examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed to the broader public the far-reaching and life-changing role that public health plays in our daily lives.
Admiral Rachel L. Levine, Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, five governors, and Michael R. Bloomberg were among this year's speakers, along with Bloomberg School faculty and Bloomberg Fellows.
Bridging Faith and Science to Combat the Overdose Crisis Series
On September 20, President Bill Clinton, Sister Simone Campbell, Dr. Nora Volkow, Dr. Leana Wen, and other leaders, discussed how the faith and public health communities can take action on the overdose crisis.
The second convening in this series, hosted by the Clinton Foundation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and The Centre for Responsible Leadership, was held at 12:30 p.m., EDT, on Monday, September 20, with a focus on how local, state, and national government policy, informed by critical research, is necessary to address substance use disorders and reverse a dangerous trend of increasing overdose deaths.
Ending America’s Gun Violence Epidemic
From personal stories of survival to gun policies already making a difference—the latest issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health magazine brings a public health lens to ending gun violence in the U.S.
How Do mRNA Vaccines Work? Here's What You Should Know
Messenger RNA—or mRNA—vaccines have been in development for decades, and are now approved for use against COVID-19.
Here's how they work and what you should know about them.
What is Alzheimer's Disease and Why Does it Happen? What Can You Do to Take Preventive Measures?
Affecting about 44 million people globally, Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia. It could begin progressing 20 years or more before symptoms become apparent.
Though we're still learning about this disease, experts believe there are things you can do to be proactive about your brain health—and potentially prevent Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
In the News
With the first case of omicron confirmed in California and more cases expected across the U.S., public health officials who know the difference between good and bad crisis communication say they can't afford to be quiet and wait until scientists know how risky the new variant is before they speak out.
Some nations make Covid tests available at little to no cost for consumers. The U.S. plan for home testing includes submitting receipts to private insurers.
The United States on Wednesday identified its first known COVID case caused by the Omicron variant, discovered in a fully vaccinated patient who traveled to South Africa, as scientists continue to study the risks the new version could pose.