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How yet another virus has escalated to crisis levels in a short period of time, the danger of ignoring health challenges facing the developing world, and the future of global public health challenges.
Public Health Through the Lens of Justice
The new issue of Hopkins Bloomberg Public Health looks at public health through the lens of justice, illuminating efforts to break down fundamental barriers to health. Plus: the health risks of beauty salons, a practical guide for talking to vaccine-hesitant parents, and the age of antivirals.
Public Health On Call
An award-winning podcast covering the latest on COVID as well as other urgent public health issues including racism, gun violence, mental health, climate change, and overdose.
The Vulnerability of Health Care in Conflict: Ukraine and Beyond
Public health leaders are providing context and calling for action in response to the violence against hospitals, medical personnel, and other health care workers in ongoing conflicts in Ukraine, Myanmar, Tigray, and elsewhere.
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
While the BA.5 variant of COVID-19—the most transmissible version of the virus to date—spreads quickly around the country, many school and district leaders plan to start the 2022-23 school year with fewer pandemic precautions in place.
The designation will free up emergency funds and lift some bureaucratic hurdles, but many experts fear containment may no longer be possible.
Some experts think it might be worth getting a second booster now if you face a high risk of COVID-19 exposure or if your previous dose was ages ago. The rise of BA.5 has spooked many of them, despite evidence the virus causes less severe disease now than at any other point during the pandemic.