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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.
Understanding the COVID-19 Variants
With new variants of SARS-CoV-2 emerging across the globe, what do you need to know?
We got some answers from Andy Pekosz, PhD, vice chair and professor in our department of molecular microbiology and immunology.
In the News
Senior health officials are calling for Americans to get vaccinated — and get their booster shots — as cases tick back up across the country and the approaching holiday season brings with it more indoor, maskless gatherings.
Testing is so complicated because we’re asking it to do too much.
Coronavirus cases are rising in more than 30 states ahead of Thanksgiving. It comes as the White House reports about 3 million Americans received a third dose over the weekend following the FDA's authorization of both Moderna and Pfizer's booster for all adults.