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Bloomberg News Interviews

Bloomberg QuickTake

Infectious Disease Expert Amesh Adalja and Epidemiologist Keri Althoff appear weekly on Bloomberg QuickTake's 'QuickTake Charge' to share their thoughts on the latest news and findings surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. and globally. 

New segments with Amesh Adalja air live on Wednesdays at 9:15 a.m. EST. New segments with Keri Althoff air live on Fridays at 9:15 a.m. EST. 

You can view our previous Bloomberg QuickTake segments below. 

Biden to meet with top execs about vaccine mandate

September 15, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Biden's recent vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 employees.

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Biden orders vaccine shots for millions

September 10, 2021

Keri Althoff, associate professor of epidemiology, discusses President Biden's recent COVID-19 action plan.

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Will COVID always be with us?

September 8, 2021

Amesh Adalja, senior scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discusses how COVID will continue to be with us over the years as an endemic, rather than a pandemic.  

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Vaccine mandates in the workplace

September 1, 2021

Amber D'Souza, epidemiologist, discusses the pros and cons of vaccine mandates and incentive programs in the workplace in the U.S.

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J&J says booster shot triggered antibody surges

August 25, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses COVID vaccine efficacy and potential booster shots for the J&J vaccine.

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The complicated push for booster shots

August 20, 2021

Keri Althoff, associate professor of epidemiology, discusses the Biden Administration's plan to allow Americans to get a COVID booster shot eight months after vaccination while other countries vaccination rates remain low due to lack of access.

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Biden lay out booster shot plan

August 18, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the Biden's Administration's recent announcement on COVID-19 booster shot recommendations.

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U.S. hotspots see mini surge in vaccinations

August 13, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the recent surge in COVID-19 vaccination rates in various parts of the United States.

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Long haul COVID patients face uncertain future

August 11, 2021

David Dowdy, an epidemiologist, discusses what we do and don't know about Long COVID, its symptoms and its implications.

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The future of travel during the COVID era

August 6, 2021

Keri Althoff, associate professor of Epidemiology, discusses the future of travel during the pandemic as cases begin to surge again and the delta variant continues to spread.

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Lowering the risk of COVID-19 in schools

August 4, 2021

Gigi Gronvall, senior scholar at the Center for Health Security, discusses priorities and considerations as we look to safely return children to the classroom during the pandemic.

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Expiring eviction moratoriums and US COVID spread

July 30, 2021

Gigi Gronvall, a senior scholar at the Center for Health Security, discusses a recent study linking excess COVID cases and deaths to lifted eviction moratoriums.

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COVID-weary world faces distressing reality check

July 28, 2021

Amesh Adalja discusses the recent shift in CDC masking recommendations and the pandemic among the unvaccinated.

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Scientists say prep is needed for emerging variants

July 21, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses virus sequencing and the role it plays in identifying viruses and tracking mutations.

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Preparing for the next pandemic

July 16, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses how epidemiologists are looking at the next potential pandemic.

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Moderna's plan for mRNA against HIV, cancer

July 14, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses adapting mRNA vaccine technology for other uses/viruses.

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Pfizer outlines plans for third booster dose

July 9, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses Pfizer's recent announcement about the potential need for a third booster dose.

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Gaps in U.S. vaccination rates show regions at risk

July 7, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the vaccination rates in the U.S. after President Biden announced the country missed his goal of achieving 70% of the Americans receiving at least one COVID-19 shot by Fourth of July.

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Biden to send response teams to fight delta spread

July 2, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses President Biden's response team efforts to fight the delta variant and increase vaccination coverage in pockets of the U.S.

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Delta variant sparks worldwide fear

June 30, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses recent studies on the effectiveness of mixing vaccines against the growing delta variant.

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Covid's Origin

June 28, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the theory behind Covid's origin and what scientists are looking at to ensure we're better prepared and have additional protections so that something like this doesn't happen again.

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By the numbers

June 23, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the transmissibility and spread of the delta variant.

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U.S. pumps $3.2 billion into COVID-fighting antiviral effort

June 18, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the U.S. investment in developing antiviral medicines for COVID and other viruses with pandemic potential (edited)

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When will boosters be needed?

June 16, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the projected timeline for COVID boosters, examining the factors that we need to measure in order to determine when/if they're needed.

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Mixing COVID shots could bring higher immunity

June 11, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses recent research finding that mixing COVID shots could boost overall immunity against the virus.

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Biden says he'll announce world vaccination plan

June 9, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Biden's forthcoming world vaccination strategy, as well as vaccinating younger children.

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Biden team sharing 25 million doses of U.S. vaccines

June 4, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the recent U.S. vaccine donations to countries in need of doses, explaining many countries do not have access to vaccines at anywhere nearly the level that the U.S. does.

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UK, NYC report zero deaths for first time in pandemic

June 2, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the milestone of zero deaths from COVID-19 in the UK and NYC for the first time in the pandemic, attributing the victory to the efficacy of the COVID vaccines.

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37 million Americans expected to travel this weekend: AAA

May 28, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the decline in COVID cases in the U.S. and potential expectations of a surge after the Memorial Day holiday.

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Japan will start vaccinating Olympic athletes on June 1

May 26, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses his thoughts on the Olympics and whether or not they should go forward in Japan.

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More than 1.57B doses have been given worldwide

May 21, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the progress of the United States' vaccination campaign, as well as the status of the COVID surge in India and variants popping up across the globe.

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Europe updates rules for vaccinated travelers

May 19, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the return to "normal" life in the United States as more people get vaccinated, going over the new public health guidelines.

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CDC's U-Turn Puts Businesses in Lose-Lose Bind

May 14, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the CDC's new guidance for vaccinated individuals stating that they do not need to wear masks or physically distance indoors, outside, or in large gatherings.

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India added 348,421 new cases on May 11

May 12, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the situation in India and what it could mean for the future of the pandemic on a global scale.

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India's modeling has COVID outbreak peaking in coming days

May 7, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the dire situation in India and how the U.S. can support the country.

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Biden gets into vaccine diplomacy race

May 5, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the U.S. decision to begin shipping vaccines to countries such as India and Brazil facing tremendous COVID-19 hotspots.

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Global COVID cases top 150 million

April 30, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the hotspots of cases around the country and around the world, specifically focusing on the situation in India and how it could play out.

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Only seven US states cut Black vaccine gap in half

April 23, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the vaccine gap in minority communities and what states can do to bridge it.

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More than 925M shots given worldwide

April 21, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Biden's efforts to ramp up vaccinations nationwide, as well as vaccine hesitancy in the U.S.

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Vaccine drives revamped after J&J pause

April 16, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the effects of the recent J&J pause on vaccine hesitancy and rollout in the U.S.

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CDC will meet today to review J&J blood clots

April 14, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the recent pause on the J&J vaccine rollout in the U.S. as the CDC meets to discuss the data on shot and how to move forward.

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Uneven vaccine distribution favors wealthy nations

April 9, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses how the pandemic will continue evolve, referencing public health and economic health, as wealthier nations have more access to COVID-19 vaccines compared to lower-and-middle income countries.

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More than 689M shots given globally

April 7, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the recent NFL announcement about bringing fans back into stadiums and the effect that, as well as mass gatherings, may have on COVID-19 cases in the U.S.

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J&J vaccine manufacturing error affects 15m dose

April 1, 2021

Amber D'Souza, Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the recent J&J manufacturing error, resulting in a setback in vaccine supply. She also explains why we're seeing a rise in cases, despite tremendous progress in vaccinations.

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Teens 100% protected by Pfizer vaccine in study

March 31, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses new data from Pfizer indicating its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and effective in children ages 12-15 and the timeline for vaccinations going forward.

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Rising U.S. Covid Cases Reverse Months of Progress

March 26, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, examines the factors behind the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the United States.

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Latest on AstraZeneca Vaccine Data

March 24, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the latest news pertaining to the AstraZeneca vaccine, which has faced criticism over providing outdate trial results in the U.S.

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Biden says US will reach 100M vaccinations today

March 19, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the vaccine eligibility expansion in the U.S., emphasizing the importance of access for everyone, particularly for the communities hardest hit by the pandemic.

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Healthcare one year after COVID

March 12, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses one healthcare one year after COVID was first declared a pandemic, specifically addressing what we've learned and how we can move forward.

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Alaska allows vaccines for everyone 16+

March 10, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the vaccine rollout in the U.S., specifically addressing the news out of Alaska. The state recently announced opening up vaccines to everyone in the state over the age of 16.

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Scientists criticize COVID origin probe

March 5, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the WHO investigation into the origins of the COVID virus and why it's important to understand where the virus came from.

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Biden speeds up vaccination timetable

March 3, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Biden's new timetable for vaccinations and what summer may look like in the U.S., as well as Gov. Abbott's recent re-opening announcement for the state of Texas.

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FDA advisers to vet J&J shot

February 26, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the FDA's pending approval of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 one-shot vaccine and how it could bolster the United States' fight against the coronavirus.

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J&J single-shot vaccine found effective

February 24, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the efficacy of the J&J COVID vaccine and what it’s approval in the U.S. would mean for the country’s fight to stem the pandemic.

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Weather disrupts vaccine distribution

February 19, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses how the U.S. recent weather crisis is delaying vaccinations across the country and how the COVID variants threaten the country's progress towards stemming the pandemic.

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Biden says production law invoked

February 17, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the timeline for vaccine rollout in the U.S. after President Biden announced that he's invoked the National Defense Act, which allows the government to nationalize commercial production in emergencies and, in this case, ramp up vaccine shipments.

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More than 159M shots given globally

February 12, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest trends related to COVID-19 case numbers, as well as the new variants popping up across the country.

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Israel's aggressive immunization effort

February 10, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the recent data released on Israel's COVID-19 deaths and how vaccination is bringing those rates down.

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J&J seeks vaccine clearance

February 5, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the approval process and timeline for the new J&J COVID-19 vaccine.

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Astra shot 82% effective with 3-month gap

February 3, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the new data released on the Astra vaccine, as well as how it compares to some of the other vaccines being developed against the virus such as Moderna, Pfizer, and BioNTech.

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J&J Covid-19 Vaccine Is 66% Effective in Global Clinical Trial

January 29, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot vaccine, which has generated strong protection against Covid-19 in a large, late-stage trial, raising hopes that it can rapidly reshape a stumbling immunization campaign.

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Biden Team to Buy 200M More Doses 

January 27, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the Biden-Harris vaccine rollout and distribution plan and what to expect in the coming weeks and months as Americans look to get vaccinated.

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Biden Warns Things Will Get Worse

January 22, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the U.K.’s new plans to control the spread of the new COVID variant, as well as President Biden’s 100 day plan to tackle the virus.

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Biden's Pandemic Priorities

January 20, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses President Joe Biden's plans to tackle the coronavirus and when the country may expect to see the effects of the president's actions.

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World Nears Grim Milestone

January 15, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest surge of COVID-19 cases and how long we can expect to have public health safety measures in place.

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U.S. vaccine shift stirs fresh unease

January 13, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the U.S. COVID-19 death toll, as well as what to expect with vaccine distribution and the return to some semblance in the coming months.

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U.S. Sees New Single-Day Record

January 8, 2021

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest surge of the coronavirus cases in the U.S. and how the country needs to prepare for the next few months ahead.

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Easy-to-spread COVID variant in U.S.

January 6, 2021

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses vaccine urgency and timelines as cases rise globally and countries, including the U.S., face a new variant of the virus.

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Astra-Oxford Vaccine Shot Gains UK Clearance

December 30, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the UK's recent approval of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and when Americans could expect to see the shot roll out in the United States.

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U.S. Orders 100 Million More Pfizer Shots

December 23, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses his own experience with the coronavirus vaccine after receiving one himself, as well as how he plans to navigate the time between doses.

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FDA Advisers Back EUA of Moderna Shot

December 18, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the latest news surrounding the Moderna vaccine and its quest for EUA approval, as well as when we can expect to see it rolled out in the U.S.

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Second vaccine on its way to EUA

December 16, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses what people should expect if there are two viable  COVID-19 vaccines with emergency use authorizations.

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FDA Vows Fast Pfizer Vaccine Action Amid Political Pressure

December 11, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the recent Food and Drug Administration's panel decision to support emergency use authorization of the Pfizer vaccine.

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Global Covid-19 Cases Exceed 67 Million; Deaths Top 1.5 Million

December 9, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the latest with U.K.'s vaccine rollout plan and the hospitalization rates in the U.S.

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CDC Shortens Quarantine Guidance to 10 Days for Those Exposed But Untested

December 4, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses the revised CDC recommendations for quarantining after possible exposure to COVID-19.

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U.K. Authorizes Pfizer and BioNTech’s Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use

December 2, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the U.K.'s decision to approve a COVID-19 vaccine, with its regulator clearing Pfizer and BioNTech's shot ahead of decisions in the U.S. and European Union.

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Post-Thanksgiving COVID Expectations & AstraZeneca Headed for Additional Trial

November 27, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses latest news from the AstraZeneca vaccine trials, as well as what officials should expect after Thanksgiving travel and gatherings.

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Experts Warn Holiday Travel Will Mean Surge in Cases, Takes a Toll on Everyone

November 25, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses Thanksgiving travel during the COVID-19 pandemic and repercussions the U.S. may soon face after the holiday.

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CDC Warns Thanksgiving Travel May Increase Covid Spread

November 20, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses CDC guidelines for travel and holiday celebrations ahead of Thanksgiving, as well as the importance of mask-wearing.

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U.S. Approves Covid-19 Self-Testing Kit

November 18, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, discusses the first COVID-19 diagnostic kit for self-testing at home and the importance of ramping up testing in general across the United States.

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Azar Urges 'Extra Caution' During Thanksgiving, Christmas Gatherings

November 13, 2020

Keri Althoff, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, discusses safe holiday celebrations and traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Global Virus Cases Surpass 51.5 Million, Deaths at 1.27 Million

November 11, 2020

Amesh Adalja, MD, Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, discusses the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and globally, as well as the increasing number of deaths from the virus.

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